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In which country is the most famous ferris wheel?
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Where are the most famous Ferris wheels and carousels?
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What is George Washington Gale Ferris most remembered for doing?
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Who was George Ferris?
Born George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., on February 14 (yes, a valentine baby) 1859, he was an American engineer most famous for his creation of the what is now a common carnival ride that we call the Ferris wheel named after him. He created this ride for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.
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How did the invention of the ferris wheel affect society?
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In 1893 what product was introduced in the Chicago worlds fair?
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How did the invention of the Ferris wheel change george ferris's life?
George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. wanted to amaze people as they prepared for the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, better known as the World's Fair of 1893; he hoped to invent something that would be superior to the Eiffel Tower, which had been created for the World's Fair of 1889 in Paris. His giant "pleasure wheel," later known as a Ferris Wheel, certainly succeeded: At the fair, about 38,000 passengers rode it daily, and when the fair closed, more than a million and a half people had taken the twenty-minute ride and marveled at the view. In fact, some newspapers said it was the most popular ride at the exposition. Unfortunately, rather than basking in his fame, Ferris spent much of his next two years mired in lawsuits, accusing the fair's management of stealing most of the profits from his amazing ride. But while he did not live long enough to enjoy his success, his Ferris Wheel continues to delight and amaze more than 120 years after he invented it.