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The ferris wheel was invented for the 1893 world fair, by George Ferris Jr. The Ferris wheel was invented in 1893. Also know as a observation wheel, or big wheel it was …designed and constructed in 1893 by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. in Chicaho.
The earliest Ferris wheels, called "pleasure wheels," were described by English traveler Peter Mundy in 1620. In Turkey, he saw a ride for children consisting of two verticall…y oriented wheels, each 20 feet (6 meters) across, supported by a large post on each side. A similar ride, called an "up-and-down," was featured at the St. Bartholomew Fair of 1728 in England. In 1860, a hand-turned French pleasure wheel was developed that carried 16 passengers. By that time, Ferris wheels were also in use in the United States. One of the early models, in Walton Spring, Georgia, took the form of a large, wooden wheel. The first "true" Ferris wheel was created in 1893 by American bridge builder George Washington Gale Ferris (1859-1896). Ferris entered the plans for his wheel in a competition sponsored by the directors of the 1893 Columbian Exposition (in Chicago, Illinois). The directors...
ANSWER: George Ferris invented the ferris wheel in 1892 (The concept was put on paper approx. 1890) for a competition but he lost because it could be dangerous! See …Attached reference: http://www.hydeparkhistory.org/newsletter.html
George Washington Gale Ferris , hence the name Ferris Wheel.
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1892-03 Chicago Illinois- the World"s Columbian Exposition. Prime contractor for the superstructure was - Bethlehem Steel, and the ornate Ferris Wheel Cars were fabricated by …the Pullman company right in Chicago. Coney"s Wonder Wheel was not erected until l920 but stands in the (big Ferris) succession!
The society is greatly affected by the wheels because people use it everyday. You use your car/bus to go to school or to your work. You connect to people almost everyday becau…se of the invention of the wheel. You visit your friends because you have a car. You don't need to walk for miles from one state to another to see your friend. The invention of the wheel has made our lives much easier and less stressful (unless you get caught up in traffic).
He invented and built it as a landmark for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
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yes the first ferris wheel was invented by george ferris!
george ferris,1893,i dont kow why it was invented
Since its not usually documented, the opinions of an inventor are usually unknown. But I imagine that since ferris wheels generate fun, that the inventor wanted to make someth…ing that people found fun and exhilarating, since ferris wheels tend to be quite high as well. :)