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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America Setting & Symbolism

Erik Larson
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Jackson Park

The location chosen to build the World's Exposition of 1893, which would become known as the White City.

The White City

The unofficial name of the World's Exposition of 1893.

Midway Plaisance

A stretch of fair from Jackson Park to the border of Washington Park. It would include people of different lands and the Ferris wheel.

Wallace and 63rd Streets

The location of Holmes' building where he was suspected to have killed up to 200 people. The building was unofficially named the "castle" but Holmes named it the World's Fair Hotel.

World's Fair Hotel

The name of Holmes' building.

The Rookery

A skyscraper in Chicago designed and built by Burnham and Root where Exposition Officials met.

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