In between bites of chocolate today, spare a thought for George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., born on this date in 1859. Ferris, of course, invented the Wheel, his great gift to the world for the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition.
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More literary Ferris Wheel riding:
Charlotte’s Web, where Fern and Henry Fussy go for a ride at the fair
And the beautiful scene with Julie Harris in East of Eden