Houdini in Wisconsin

by Dean Robbins
| January 24, 2014

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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.

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Dean Robbins

Dean Robbins is a journalist and author based in Madison. He has won state and national awards for arts, features and news stories, and has contributed to magazines and newspapers around the country.