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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 3, Vertigo Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Vertigo Summary

A week after the first successful turn was made by the Ferris wheel six cars were hung and Grounau, Ferris' wife and others associated with the Exposition took the first ride in the one of the cars. Other visitors of the Exposition saw them riding the wheel and clamored into the other five cars. Eventually all the cars were filled during that first test with the cars. Each day they put on more cars. Opening day for the Ferris wheel was set, even though Grounau wanted to open the wheel two days early. The Exposition's Board said no due to an accident on a different ride.

Part 3, Vertigo Analysis

Ferris had fought because he knew his idea would work. He refused to be pushed aside by anyone. The public discovered the Ferris wheel, but they did not understand the battle that...

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