George W Ferris

George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr

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George W Ferris was a notable engineer best known for designing the original Ferris Wheel, exhibited at the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. - AsNotedIn

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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1859/02/14 George Washington Gale Ferris Jr is born in Galesburg, Illinois, the son of George Washington Gale Ferris and Martha (Hyde) Ferris. The family moved to Carson City, Nevada, in 1864. Born George Ferris's Birthday
1868/00/00 George Washington Gale Ferris Sr buys the Mary A and Gregory A Sears residence. It's George Jr's boyhood home until the 1870s. Work Sears-Ferris House Carson City
1881/00/00 George Washington Gale Ferris receives an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Education Winslow Chemical Laboratory Troy
1893/06/21 The Ferris' Wheel opens to the public on the Midway Plaisance at the Columbian Expo. The ride makes two revolutions in 20 minutes, the first to allow passenger egress and a second nine-minute non-stop rotation. The ticket price is 50 cents ($15 in 2021). Engineer Chicago, grande roue (film) Midway Plaisance Park, Chicago Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1894/04/00 In the Spring, George Ferris ceases operations of the Chicago Wheel. It will take 86 days and cost $14,833 (today $445,000) to have it dismantled and placed in storage. Owner Chicago, grande roue (film) World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1895/00/00 George Ferris assembles his Big Wheel at the 1200 block of N Clark St (today, 2600 block of N Clark St) and opens 'Ferris Wheel Park'. Investors sell bonds to landscape the grounds, build a restaurant, beer garden, bandshell and Vaudeville theater. Engineer Chicago, grande roue (film)
1896/11/00 Struggling financially, the Ferris Wheel is seized by the Cook County Sheriff while Ferris Wheel Park remains open for business. Engineer Chicago, grande roue (film)
1896/11/22 George Ferris dies of typhoid fever at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Died Chicago, grande roue (film)
1904/07/00 George Ferris's Columbian Exposition Ferris Wheel is erected in St Louis for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Engineer Chicago, grande roue (film) Forest Park, STL Louisiana Purchase Exposition
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