The Ferris Wheel

Today is the birthday of George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. – the inventor of the Ferris Wheel. He was born in 1859. I think Valentine ’s Day is an appropriate day for him to have been born!

Ferris only lived until thirty-seven, when he died of typhoid fever. It seems that half the world’s great inventors and artists died before forty. It makes you want to rush out and start achieving things!

Here’s the original Ferris Wheel, in Chicago in 1893:

Original 1893 Ferris wheel Chicago


Posted on 14/02/2013, in Random and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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