The Ferris Wheel was invented by George Washington
Gale Ferris, of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Mr. Ferris was born
near Chicago and the idea for the Ferris Wheel first entered
his mind while eating in a Chicago restaurant. This was the first
Ferris Wheel in the world and was Chicago's attempt to out-do
the Eiffel Tower built for the Paris World's Fair of 1889.
It was reported that 1,500,000 visitors rode the Ferris Wheel
during the course of the fair.
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