Which city was the site of the first Ferris Wheel in 1893?
Answer: The Chicago World’s Fair was held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the New World. The fair included carnival rides, among them the original Ferris Wheel, designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr.
This wheel was 264 feet high and had 36 cars, each of which could accommodate 40 people. The generic term Ferris wheel is now used for all such structures, which have become the most common type of amusement ride at state fairs in the United States.