February 12: GEORGE FERRIS: WHAT A WHEEL

 George Ferris
b. February 14, 1859
d. November 22, 1896

GEORGE FERRIS: WHAT A WHEEL
(Grosset & Dunlap, 2014)
by Barbara Lowell
illustrated by Jerry Hoare

Summary: George Ferris, ever confident, didn’t know that the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair would make him famous, but when engineers were challenged to build something original and unique, he knew he was the person to create it. George had to convince the fair officials, find the money and design and build an amusement wheel that could hold 2,160 people at the same time, something no one had ever done before.

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