The Ride that Captured the World

| No TrackBacks

456px-Chicago-ferris-wheel.jpgThe World's Columbian Exposition (also known as the Chicago World's Fair) opened to the public on May 1st 1893. Its largest attraction however, opened on this day in 1893. The Ferris Wheel, named after its inventor George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., was intended to rival the 1889 Paris Exposition's Eiffel Tower. The structure which boasted 60 passenger cars, had a total capacity of 2,160 and had around 38,000 riders per day. Although the original wheel was demolished in 1906, you can read about Ferris Wheels and the Chicago World's Fair at your Milwaukee Public Library.

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: http://blog.mpl.org/mt_cgi/mt-tb.cgi/2217

Links

Powered by Movable Type 5.2

Pages

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Maria published on June 21, 2012 12:09 PM.

Hot Hot Hot! was the previous entry in this blog.

Treasures of the Krug Rare Books Room: Ethiopian Magic Scroll is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.