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Monster Machines: The Life And Explosive Death Of The World’s First Ferris Wheel

Monster Machines: The Life And Explosive Death Of The World’s First Ferris Wheel

1893 marked the 400-year anniversary of Columbus’s landing in the New World. To commemorate the anniversary, the 51st US Congress of 1890 declared that a great fair — the World’s Columbian Exposition — would be held on April 9, 1893, in Chicago. Daniel H. Burnham, father of the skyscraper, would…