Chicago World’s Fair

Chicago World’s Fair

Introduced the First Ferris WheelChicago Day TicketJackson Park

Is everyone aware of just how many products still in wide use today were introduced at the Chicago World’s Fair? Please see my list below for just a taste of it.

  • George Westinghouse introduced the world to electric power by lighting the Fair.
  • George Ferris introduced the Ferris Wheel.
  • Eadweard Muybridge introduced the zoopraxiscope, we know this as moving pictures.
  • Quaker Oats
  • The Zipper
  • Juicy Fruit Gum
  • Cracker Jacks
  • Spray Paint
  • Cream of Wheat
  • The Hamburger
  • Milton Hershey purchased the rights to the process for making chocolate.

The unbelievable thing is that there are actually more examples. I want to challenge you guys to find other examples. Just post in the COMMENT Section (below). What are you waiting for?