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The Ferris Wheel was invented by George Washington Gale Ferris for the World’s Columbian Exposition, which was a huge fair in Chicago in 1893 to commemorate Christopher Columbus. He was a senior partner in a firm specializing in building steel and bridges, and it said that one day at dinner he came up with the idea to build the Ferris Wheel. This article explains how the Ferris Wheel was constructed and the history behind it. It explains that the wheel was ready to run on June 9th, 1893 for the Exposition in Chicago for the first time, but was not ready for the public till November 6th, 1893. It was something that was described as giving a new life to the city.

Today there is a Ferris Wheel that stands and runs at Navy Pier. The Ferris Wheel is a Chicago symbol for innovation. At the time when it was constructed, the idea was mind boggling and thought to be a insane idea that will never happen. Now it is a common and simple ride at many Ammusment parks around the world.

George Washing Gale Ferris was another innovater that helped shape Chicago. His idea most likely sparked many more ideas for ammusment parks while at the same time he created a classic design that will forever be used.

– Jeremy


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