Chicago's World Fair 1893

A Little Background:

This Worlds Fair was in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus landing in America.  The fairgrounds opened to the public on May 1, 1893 and the exposition closed on October 30,1893. Frederick Law Olmsted, America's landscape architect was responsible for laying out the fairgrounds.  It occupied 630 acres in Jackson Park and Midway Plaisance.  

The Ferris Wheel:

This fair debuted some of the first demonstrations of electrical power.  For example, the Ferris Wheel.  The Ferris Wheel was created by George Ferris who invented this piece in order to outdo the Eiffel Tower which was the centerpiece of the Fair in Paris.  

Some other key technology inventions that were made were the: Vacuum Cleaner, Electric Dishwasher, and the Telephone. In the next few years these inventions were "reinvented" to make their use better and easier.

Ferris Wheel, at the Chicago World's Fair, 1893