Ferris’ Wheel

Ferris Wheel   Chicago 1893 250 feet diameter 2160 people compare to Navy Pier 1995 140 feet diameter 240 people

Another aspect of a course on the White City is to show just how “their” world compares to “ours.”

If you’ve read Larson’s book, then you should recall how he regularly references that there were nuts and bolts falling off of Ferris’ Wheel. Now you see why that was such a big deal.

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