The History Group will meet on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 to discuss ‘the electrifying fall of Rainbow City: spectacle and assassination at the 1901 World’s Fair’.
Buffalo, New York’s 1901 Pan American Exposition was supposed to celebrate a century of progress highlighted by Mr. Edison’s new electricity generated by the nearby Niagara Falls lighting the Exposition and Buffalo. But the Fair’s primary promoter and self-styled “King of the Animals” ruthlessly buffaloed the disparate and often desperate fair exhibitors and employees into questionable dangerous and callous actions in order to create a money-making spectacle. The highly publicized electrocution of Jumbo the elephant, killing and feeding the cities dogs to the Indian encampment, the questionable treatment of a two-foot tall midget did cause some comment, but not like the fire storm it would cause today. The book details the assassination of President McKinley is well covered.
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The electrifying fall of Rainbow City: spectacle and assassination at the 1901 World's Fair DB 88334
Creighton, Margaret S
. Reading time 9 hours, 24 minutes.
. A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
Science and Technology
Description: An account of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, which went spectacularly awry. Many had believed it would be even more brilliant than Chicago's White City of 1893; but it was, instead, struck by tragedy, death, and scandals, both big and small. Unrated. Commercial audio book. 2016.