In 1822 Richard Sears was working as a railroad station agent when a shipment of watches was dropped off at the station. Here is how Richard Sears turned discarded watches into a billion dollar company.
The Columbian Exposition was lit up like an overloaded Christmas Tree, especially at night. Brighter than Coney Island's Luna Park. This was all thanks to Thomas Edison and his staff's development of the electric light bulb and thanks to Tesla's further advancements. Light was everywhere for this fair. Millions of lights were used, making Chicago the home to The White City, the core of the exposition.