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The Fantastic Ferris Wheel
The Story of Inventor George Ferris
by Betsy Harvey Kraft, Steven Salerno
- Release date: October 13, 2015
- Genres: biography, history, science, childrens, historical, nature
- Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
- Language: english
- ISBN: 9781627790727 (1627790721)
- Author: Betsy Harvey Kraft, Steven Salerno
- Format: hardcover, 42 pages
About The Book
The World’s Fair in Chicago, 1893, was to be a spectacular event: architects, musicians, artists, and inventors worked on special exhibits to display the glories of their countries. But the Fair’s planners wanted something really special, something on the scale of the Eiffel Tower, which had been constructed for France’s fair three years earlier. At last, engineer George Ferris had an idea — a crazy, unrealistic, gigantic idea. He would construct a twenty-six-story tall observation wheel.
The planners didn’t think it could be done. They called it a “monstrosity.” It wouldn’t be safe. But George fought for his design. Finally, in December 1892, with only four months to go until the fair, George was given permission to build his wheel. He had to fight the tight schedule, bad weather, and general disapproval. Against all odds, the Ferris Wheel turned out to be the talk of the Fair, and proof that dreaming big dreams could pay off. Today, George’s Ferris Wheel is an icon of adventure and amusement throughout the world.
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