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Image from the World's Fair

Minnesota Historical Society


World's Fair Photograph -- Ferris Wheel

Consider These Questions

1. How does the Ferris Wheel reflect America's growing love affair with the technologic advances of the late 19th century and the availability of leisure time?

2. What are today's "Ferris Wheels"? What similarities/differences are there between George Ferris's invention and its modern-day counterparts?

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