George Washington Gale Ferris

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  • How Did George Ferris Impact The World

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    The Ferris wheel is “an amusement device consisting of a large upright power-driven wheel carrying seats that remain horizontal around its rim.” George Ferris, a civil engineer from Pennsylvania, created this ride that is popular among people of all ages. George influenced the way engineers build and create structures today. His invention is still used throughout the world regularly. George made a big impact on our world and our innovators. George was born on February 14, 1859, in Galesburg,

  • My Dream Short Story

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    carnival early in the evening. I purchased my ticket for the ferris wheel, along with my sister, Clara. We proceeded to wait in line. The line was about a 2 hour wait. We waited in the line, which felt like eternity. It was finally our turn. We had both stepped onto the ferris wheel with caution. I had a bad fear of heights and so did my sister. Clara set down her purple teddy bear next to her that she had just won in the ring toss. As the ferris wheel began to turn, I pulled out my polaroid camera to

  • Essay On The Devil In The White City

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    In 1893, Chicago had the pleasure of hosting the World’s Fair to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the New World in 1492. In the novel “The Devil In The White City”, written by Erik Larson, tells the story of two different men who had an impact on the World’s Fair. Both men impacted the reputation of the fair and of Chicago with their actions and accomplishments. The reputation of America was tarnished during the previous World’s Fair that was held in Paris,

  • Inventions Of The Ferris Wheel

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    What happened to Chester Greenwood, George Washington Gale Ferris, and Lonnie Johnson when they had a meeting together? Chester Greenwood invented earmuffs. Earmuffs were used to keep people's ears warm, and the invention also inspired people to create Chester Greenwood Day. George Washington Gale Ferris invented the Ferris Wheel. The wheel was described as a “ Historic event and an experience never to be forgotten”. Lonnie Johnson invented the Super Soaker. Super Soakers were enjoyed by many people

  • Why Is The Shipbuilders So Unsinkable

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    1. Isaac Newton, a brilliant twenty-three-year-old Englishman, was the first person to study color. 2. By passing a beam of sunlight through a prism, Newton showed that white light comprised all the visible colors of the spectrum. 3. White light passed through the prism, and it separated into the colors of the rainbow. 4. Rainbows are arcs of color caused by water droplets in the air. 5. Rainbows sometimes contain all the spectrum colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. 6. Particles

  • The Economic Impact Of The 1893 Chicago World's Fair

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    The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, more formally known as the Columbian Exposition, was a fair constructed to celebrate Columbus’ arrival in the New World. Chicago was known as the White City, but did not appear as pure and spotless as its name suggested. For instance, there were many ways one could get killed. “Fire took a dozen lives a day...There was diphtheria, typhus, cholera, influenza. And there was murder.” (Larson 12). These unstoppable causes of death was one of the reasons Chicago’s reputation

  • The 1893 World Columbian Exposition In Chicago, Chicago

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    The 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois marked a pivotal moment in America’s history; the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival and discovery of the New World in 1492. Designed by Daniel Burnham and a principal team of architects, the 1893 exposition was intended to be an ideological display and a model of what a world’s fair could accomplish through urbanized city planning and the establishment of a nationalist identity. The fair was also known as the “White City”,