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The Story Behind the Story: The Greatest Show on Earth, literally


Tue Jan 26, 2021
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
90 mins

The 1893 Chicago World Fair transformed how we live today, from Heinz Ketchup, Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix and the Ferris Wheel, to the world’s first dishwasher, to setting the stage for the coming Chocolate Wars; not to mention that new fangled thing called electricity. Besides, did you know that Buffalo Bill was in, and had a connection to, Etobicoke?

In this fourth installment of the Story Behind the Story, find out the interesting chain of events that made the story.

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Tune in on January 26, at 6:30 p.m.




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