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

Erik Larson
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Part 3, Rising Wave Summary

By the end of June, attendance had more than doubled. This caused new problems for Burnham and Olmsted. Burnham took these problems personally. Visitors dressed up for the fair. Considering the amount of people that attended, there was little crime and few accidents. Commoners rubbed elbows with famous people all the time. Helen Keller met Frank Haven Hall, the man who invented the machine to type Braille, and Susan B. Anthony met Wild Bill Cody.

However, there was tragedy too. England had sent a model of its best naval ship. In June, the original sank off the coast of Tripoli. Many used this model as a memorial for the lost lives on the ship. The favorite attraction was the Ferris Wheel. It had only one small incident in the whole time it was operational. It seemed to prove very...

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