George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.

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George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.
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Born(1859-02-14)February 14, 1859
DiedNovember 22, 1896(1896-11-22) (aged 37)
Cause of deathTyphoid fever
EducationRensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1881)
Known forThe original Chicago Ferris Wheel and the Ferris wheel concept
Parent(s)George Washington Gale Ferris, Sr. (1818–1895)
Martha Edgerton Hyde

George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. (February 14, 1859 – November 22, 1896[1]) was an American engineer. He is mostly known for creating the original Ferris wheel for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.

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  1. Chase's calendar of events 2009. McGraw Hill Professional. 2009. ISBN 978-0-07-159956-6. Retrieved 2013-02-17.

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