How do these two individuals connect? While the city of Chicago, still recovering from the recent fire of 1871, was planning the Exposition that needed to exceed the expectations of the 1889 Paris World's Fair, a mad man named Mudgett began a killing spree that still cannot be totally accounted for in body count. Mudgett built a "Murder Castle" that he used as a store front for his pharmacy business, and during the Exposition, as a hotel. This hotel was complete with air tight rooms used for gassing victims, a vault that was used for incinerating victims, and body chutes leading to the basement. Being a former medical student, Mudgett made alot of money in the underground business of selling dead bodies (skeletons for anatomy study) to medical universities.
You will also learn about many interesting facts from the 1893 Exposition including the story behind the Ferris Wheel, Dr Pepper, Shredded Wheat, and how the current Museum of Science and Industry resides in one of the only buildings from the Fair that is still standing today.