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Ferris Wheel - Details and History:. The eponymous designer of the wheel, George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., constructed it as a "tallest ever" landmark for the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

View from inside the Chicago World's Fair Ferris Wheel

Chicago World's Fair Icon First Ferris Wheel

One of the most popular attractions of the Chicago Worlds Fair was the engineering marvel the Ferris Wheel.

Historical 1893 Chicago Ferris Wheel Picture, Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL

1893 Columbian Exposition World's Fair Copyright 2005 David R.

The Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris

The Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris : Betsy Harvey Kraft, Steven Salerno : 9781627790727

Ferris Wheel Colombian Exposition Chicago Worlds Fair 1893 The Ferris Wheel was invented specifically for this World's Fair in an effort to create a marvel that rivaled that of Paris's World's Fair in 1889-- the Eiffel Tour.

Ferris Wheel Colombian Exposition Chicago Worlds Fair 1893 The Ferris Wheel was invented specifically for this World's Fair in an effort to create a marvel that rivaled that of Paris's World's Fair in the Eiffel Tour.

The world's first Ferris Wheel was built for the Fair, as a way to outshine the Parisian World's Fair's industrial marvel: The Eiffel Tower. This shows the dimensions of the (huge) original Ferris Wheel next to the modern one in Chicago today.

Original 1893 ferris wheel compared to current ferris wheel at Navy Pier. I wonder how it compares to the new one

Ferris Wheel Car - World's Fair Chicago 1893 - Midway (36 cars/each car could hold up to 60 people)

Ferris Wheel Car - World's Fair Chicago 1893 - Midway cars/each car could hold up to 60 people) Huge!

FEW bourbon from Evanston, Illinois. Named after Frances Elizabeth Willard (FEW), co-founder of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and a key player in establishing Prohibition in the US, and featuring images of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition on each bottle. http://goodspiritsonline.com/bourbons/FEW.html

Exposition Grounds, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago by Frances Benjamin Johnston

Captive" balloon and the ferris wheel at the World's Columbian Exposition (1892-1893)

Relics of the World's Fair: Chicago

Birth place of the Ferris wheel - Chicago World's Fair 1893. Reading about this was one of my favorite parts of Devil in the White City.

Birth place of the Ferris wheel - Chicago World's Fair Reading about this was one of my favorite parts of "Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson.

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