Made in Chicago: The Ferris Wheel


Subject:
Technology , Recreation , Inventions & Inventors , Amusement Parks & Rides

Description:
Brief description of the Ferris wheel, which "debuted at Chicago's 1893 Columbian Exposition. ... 'The World's Greatest Ride' was reused at the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904, then dynamited and sold for scrap metal." Includes links to related articles about the Columbian Exposition and the Coney Island entrepreneur who saw the Ferris wheel and ordered a smaller version. From an American Experience documentary about Chicago.

Publisher:
PBS Online; WGBH

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/chicago/sfeature/sf_made_18.html


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