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It’s no secret that every aspect of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair fascinates me. I loved camping there for the last three books I’ve written. I’ve learned SO much from all the research that I can picture it in my mind almost as if I’d actually been there. If only, right?

One of the many, many reasons the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair is interesting to me is because so many products that are still popular today had their public debut at the fair. Things like...

Juicy Fruit Gum

Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix

Cracker Jacks

The World's FIRST Ferris Wheel 

The Zipper (invented by a Woman, of course!)

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What other Chicago World’s Fair inventions can you name? Tell me on my Facebook page or tweet with me @DeeanneGist