Monday, August 17, 2009

County Fair

I love the old fashioned aura of the carnival rides. The multi-colored bulbs instead of the glaring LED lights of today. The first Ferris wheel was built for the Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 by a gentleman with the last name of Ferris. It was powered by two steam engines.
I went on the hammer with my sister as a kid. Once.

Most all rides involve spinning and I get terribly sick, but I love the atmosphere


  1. I'm the sister. It was my one and only trip on the hammer also. Jerri

  2. Wow! Is the Hammer still in use? I, too, only rode it once...that was enough! Do they still set up the Swinging Gym? Now that was a great 'ride'!