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The White City by Grace Hitchcock. Mysterious Disappearances Taint the Chicago World’s Fair. Step into True Colors ,a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime. While attending the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, Winnifred Wylde believes she witnessed a woman being kidnapped. She tries to convince her father, an inspector with the Chicago police, to look into reports of mysterious disappearances around the White City...

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The White City meme from reader Jennifer Kracht  #thewhitecity

From Reader Jennifer Kracht

The White City meme from reader Jennifer Kracht #thewhitecity

From reader Jennifer Kracht

The White City Free Preview: True Colors: Historical Stories of American Crime|Paperback

From reader Jennifer Kracht

Endorsement from Jen Turano

Praise for The White City from Jen Turano

Endorsement from Jen Turano

Endorsement from Kathleen Y'Barbo

Praise for The White City

Endorsement from Kathleen Y'Barbo

From reader Jennifer Kracht

The White City Free Preview: True Colors: Historical Stories of American Crime|Paperback

From reader Jennifer Kracht

Publishers Weekly

In 1893 Chicago, the World’s Fair brings excitement to residents and visitors, and danger to a group of young ladies in this rousing solo debut novel from Hitchock (after the anthology The Souther

From reader Jennifer Kracht

The White City Free Preview: True Colors: Historical Stories of American Crime|Paperback

From reader Jennifer Kracht

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The White City meme from reader Jennifer Kracht  #thewhitecity

From Reader Jennifer Kracht

The White City meme from reader Jennifer Kracht #thewhitecity

From reader Jennifer Kracht

The White City Free Preview: True Colors: Historical Stories of American Crime|Paperback

From reader Jennifer Kracht

Endorsement from Jen Turano

Praise for The White City from Jen Turano

Endorsement from Jen Turano

Endorsement from Kathleen Y'Barbo

Praise for The White City

Endorsement from Kathleen Y'Barbo

From reader Jennifer Kracht

The White City Free Preview: True Colors: Historical Stories of American Crime|Paperback

From reader Jennifer Kracht

Publishers Weekly

In 1893 Chicago, the World’s Fair brings excitement to residents and visitors, and danger to a group of young ladies in this rousing solo debut novel from Hitchock (after the anthology The Souther

From reader Jennifer Kracht

The White City Free Preview: True Colors: Historical Stories of American Crime|Paperback

From reader Jennifer Kracht

Mysterious Disappearances Taint the Chicago World’s Fair.Step into True Colors -- a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime  While attending the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, Winnifred Wylde believes she witnessed a woman being kidnapped. She tries to convince her father, an inspector with the Chicago police, to look into reports of mysterious disappearances around the White City. Inspector Wylde tries to dismiss her claims as exaggeration of an overactive…

The White City by Grace Hitchcock

Mysterious Disappearances Taint the Chicago World’s Fair.Step into True Colors -- a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime While attending the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, Winnifred Wylde believes she witnessed a woman being kidnapped. She tries to convince her father, an inspector with the Chicago police, to look into reports of mysterious disappearances around the White City. Inspector Wylde tries to dismiss her claims as exaggeration of an overactive…

Real name: Herman W. Mudgett

America's first serial killer

The man who became infamous as H.H. Holmes, one of the first serial killers in the United States, preyed mainly on naive and gullible women -- young women who wouldn't be missed amid the thousands of World's Fair tourists streaming into Chicago's fashionable Englewood neighborhood in 1893. After arriving in Chicago in the late 1880s, he built what became known as his Murder Castle at 63rd and Wallace streets and proceeded to murder, swindle, lie, steal and cheat, all under the facade of…

America's first serial killer

The man who became infamous as H.H. Holmes, one of the first serial killers in the United States, preyed mainly on naive and gullible women -- young women who wouldn't be missed amid the thousands of World's Fair tourists streaming into Chicago's fashionable Englewood neighborhood in 1893. After arriving in Chicago in the late 1880s, he built what became known as his Murder Castle at 63rd and Wallace streets and proceeded to murder, swindle, lie, steal and cheat, all under the facade of…

Holmes built only one house in Wilmette, at what was then 38 N. John Street between Lake and Central. A Queen Anne duplex with turrets flanking a central porch, the Holmes house was originally painted dark red.

38 N. John St., Wilmette, Illinois: Devil in the White City House: Wilmette Public Library Local History Collection

The Wilmette Public Library history site contains photographs, books, letters, newspapers and oral histories about the history of the village of Wilmette and New Trier Township in Cook County, Illinois, U.S.A.

H. H. Holmes' Murder Castle in 3-D.

Making the H. H. Holmes Murder Castle — Carden Illustration

I was first introduced to H. H. Holmes a couple of years ago when I read Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City , a fascinating account of the serial killer's unbelievable career. Then a few months ago, one of my favorite podcasts, The Last Podcast on the Left , created a great 3-episode

1893 Chicago World's Fair

Historical Collection by Art Dealer in Chicago-Framed Black & White Pics

Chicago images from the turn of the century to the 1960’s illustrate beautiful lakefront and river scenes, street scenes and architectural masterpieces.

Take a 'walking tour' of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition — the 'White City'

Take a ‘walking tour’ of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition — the ‘White City’

Take a tour of Chicago's famed "White City," the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition that formed much of they city's South Side, including a peek at H.H. Holmes' Englewood "murder castle."

The world's first cane map - a rare novelty from the 1893 Columbian Exposition showing Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

1893 Novelty Cane Map of the Chicago World's Fair or Columbian Exposition

An extremely rare and unusual map prepared in 1893 for the Chicago World's Fair or, as it is better known, the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Although separated from the cane (not present) in the current example, this is the earliest known map printed specifically for includes with a cane - hence the term cane map. The genre was invented by the Columbian Novelty Company and, as the map itself notes, the patent was still pending when issued for the fair in 1893. All subsequent cane maps, most…

Entrance to the caves!

The Crystal Cave's entrance, Chicago World's Fair, 1893

Entrance to the caves!