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

Erik Larson
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Part 3, Love Summary

The Ferris wheel and the Exposition prompted people to fall in love. The first known case is Theodore Dreiser and Sara Osborne White. Dreiser was a reporter in St. Louis, and Sara was one of the 24 teachers who won the trip to the Exposition from the St. Louis paper. After the fair, Dreiser tried several jobs and ended up in Pittsburgh before he was content. In the meantime, he courted Sara and finally asked her to marry him against the advice of his friends.

The 68-year-old Carter Harrison fell in love with a twenty-something Annie Howard. They decided to marry and he planned to announce it to all of Chicago during Cities Day at the Exposition.

Holmes, too, had a new woman named Georgianna Yoke, who worked at a local department store. He bought her diamonds and pearls, and told her...

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