Ferris, George

Ferris, George (Washington Gale)

(1859–96) engineer; born in Galesburg, Ill. He was an engineer on a number of bridge projects during the 1880s and 1890s. He created a huge revolving observation wheel for the 1892 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the original "Ferris wheel."
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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