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Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair

2018-07-26 19:00:00 2018-07-26 20:30:00 America/Chicago Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair Fremont Public Library

Thursday, July 26
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-07-26 19:00:00 2018-07-26 20:30:00 America/Chicago Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair Fremont Public Library

Fremont Public Library

Meeting Room A & B

William Hazelgrove presents the exciting and sprawling history behind the 1933 World’s Fair, the last of the golden age.

He reveals the story of the six millionaire businessmen, dubbed The Secret Six, who beat Al Capone at his own game, ending the gangster era as prohibition was repealed.

The story of an intriguing woman, Sally Rand, who embodied the World’s Fair with her own rags to riches story and brought sex into the open.

The story of Rufus and Charles Dawes who gave the fair a theme and then found financing in the worst economic times the country had ever experienced.

The story of the most corrupt mayor of Chicago, William Thompson, who owed his election to Al Capone; and the mayor who followed him, Anton Cermak, who was murdered months before the fair opened by an assassin many said was hired by Al Capone.

But most of all it’s the story about a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times; and a shining light of hope called A Century of Progress.

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Fremont Public Library

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The Fremont Public Library District encompasses parts of Mundelein, Grayslake, Hawthorn Woods, Libertyville, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, and Wauconda. To find out if you live in our district, please call 847-566-8702. We honor library cards from any other public library in Illinois as well as a few from southern Wisconsin. The library is located in Mundelein, half a mile north of Rte.176 on Midlothian Road.

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