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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 3, At Last Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part 3, At Last Summary

The first paying customers filled the cars of the Ferris Wheel after the Opening Day Ferris Wheel Ceremony. The Ferris Company had created a souvenir brochure touting the achievements of the inventor and the safety of the wheel. One reporter questioned its ability to withstand the wind.

Part 3, At Last Analysis

The Ferris Wheel opens 51 days late. It shows the incompleteness of the Exposition. The bureaucracy and Burnham have caused this delay. Burnham takes it personally; he feels the incompleteness of the Exposition was his fault. Even though the Exposition is now complete, Burnham feels as if he is a failure, and he has let down many people. He worked hard to correct things and complete them quickly, but it did not completely succeed.

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