Thursday is a very special holiday. It’s February 14th – a day we take time to recognize something that can take our breath away: the mighty Ferris Wheel.
Move over, Cupid: tomorrow’s National Ferris Wheel Day, commemorating the birth of George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr, the inventor of the Ferris Wheel. His magnum opus was constructed to be the main attraction of the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It was 264 feet high, had 36 cars and cost 50¢ a spin.