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He was known as “the man with wheels in his head.” People said his giant wheel would crush beneath its own weight. Still George Washington Gale Ferris persisted until the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition said ‘yes’. The first Ferris Wheel carried 1.5 million riders to dizzying heights of a 24-story building.


About Racing Nellie Bly

Rival journalists Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland raced around the world in 1889. Facing treacherous…

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