The 1893 Chicago Fair

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The 1893 Chicago Fair was an event instrumental in conveying the intellectual spirit and amazing knowledge of many people, both Americans and foreigners, to the public. Technological advancements such as the telephone and electricity were prominently displayed for fairgoers to visualize (Rose, 1996). Through hands on opportunities and visualization, the public was able to comprehend firsthand what was possible with ideas, hard work, perseverance, and financial backing. One of the key things that I don’t think the fair presenters wanted to show was the events that took place on the Midway. Entertainers, carnies, con men, and pickpockets were found on the Midway. Human nature, both then and now, can lead one to think there are many ways

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