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Hello folks! I am new here, but the World’s Fair is my all-consuming passion. I am heading to Queens this weekend to do another visit to the former Fair site and to see some of the surviving relics of the Fair. The above picture is one that I saw on a YouTube video about the Fair and I am trying to figure out where exactly in the park that is located! I thought I’d put it up here in hopes that you folks can help! Thank you!
While touring Washington University in St. Louis with my son today, I knew we were walking across the former grounds of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. In fact, at one point, we even got to go inside one of the Expo's only remaining buildings. But by day's end, I also found myself wondering what had become of the original Ferris Wheel-- which had been re-erected at the St. Louis Fair after its successful run at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. And that's when I came across this article about a concerted effort to locate the Great Wheel's remains-- 103 years after it met an unfortunate fate. The author doesn't have all of his Fair facts completely straight-- but he's clearly a scientist, not a historian-- and his methodical approach to solving a mystery is fascinating to read. Magnetic Survey to Find Axle from Ferris Wheel Used in the 1904 St Louis World's Fair