May 24, 1904: The Ferris Wheel at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis was tested on this day. It stood twenty-five stories tall and could carry two thousand people.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.