Dean Robbins - Houdini in Wisconsin
On January 27, 1908, magician Harry Houdini debuted his sensational milk can escape. It was a challenge he described as his greatest invention. Writer Dean Robbins fell in love with Houdini as a kid, and today, he shares the story of the man who grew up in Appleton.
Dean Robbins is the editor of Madison’s alternative weekly, Isthmus.
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