Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I'm reading 'The Devil in the White' city right now and it's intriguing, but a little awkward at times. It details the entirety of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and its many accomplishments, failures and crimes.
  • The man who built a wheel large enough to rival the accomplish Mr. Eiffel's tower in Paris? George Ferris, whose first Ferris Wheel held approx. 2000 people at any one time.
  • In all the gatekeepers recorded 27.5 million visitors, at a time when the country's entire population was 65 million
  • The beer that won Blue Ribbon at the fair? Pabst... (that's where they got the blue ribbon part of their name)

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