Defunctland: A Roundabout History of the Ferris Wheel

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In the Season 3 Premiere, Kevin and company go all the way back to the 19th century to explore the origins of World’s Fairs, the Ferris Wheel, and much much more.

Selected or Major Sources:
America at the Great Exhibition of 1851 Author(s): Marcus Cunliffe Source: American Quarterly, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Summer, 1951), pp. 115-126 Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press
https://www.nga.gov/research/library/imagecollections/photographs-of-international-expositions/exposition-universelle-de-1889.html
http://www.arthurchandler.com/paris-1889-exposition
http://encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1386.html

Ferris Wheel in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair


Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

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