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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Illinois Ferris Wheel

W.E. Sullivan owned the Eli Bridge Company. In 1893 he visited the Colombian Exposition where he saw the original Ferris Wheel. Sullivan found himself very interested in the ferris wheel and wanted to build one of his own. The "Big Eli" Wheel would debut in Jacksonville Illinois May 23, 1900. The wheel still stands proud and operates so all can ride at the community park during summer and autumn months. 

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