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

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The Retrenchment Committee resigned after the Exposition Company refused to give them full control of all expenditures. One New York editor called for all New York editors to apologize to Chicago, because Chicago had risen to the challenge and proven themselves to New York and the world.

Millet did his job as well. He organized boat races in authentic native boats and swim races between inhabitants of the midway. However, the high point was the Midway Ball. He promised all the midway women would dance with Exposition Officials. He did not disappoint his customers.

Attendance finally increased, but the economy was falling. Another Chicago bank failed. A former top official of the Reading Railroad walked into the Exposition and shot himself. Laborers were unemployed and leaders within the laboring class were calling for changes—changes the wealthy did not want...

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