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Dyer County Fair under construction

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Dyer County fairgrounds may only have a few rides being put together at the moment, but by Monday it will be filled with rides, games, displays and other attractions.

Fairgoers will be able to get a bird's-eye view of the fairway once the Ferris wheel is assembled. The original Ferris wheel was built by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. It was a landmark at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. In 1904, it was moved to St. Louis, Mo. for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
Myers International Midways workers hoist a link to the Ferris wheel at the Dyer County fairgrounds. An employee said it only takes about 3 to 4 hours to assemble the ride if everything goes right.

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Should be a banner year for the old fair....

-- Posted by bacongrease on Fri, Sep 3, 2010, at 5:21 PM

Should start having state inspection on these rides, ever take a good look at the carnies? and how these are put together...all it takes is one careless mistake and take out a whole lotta kids and families.....

-- Posted by liv2ryd on Sat, Sep 4, 2010, at 2:58 PM

last year my family and i were standing watching the freakout and someones pocket knife came on or someone done it on purpose and landing about three feet from us with the blade out and standing straight up in the ground. Told them)the ride guy) about it and he said (ok dude). So please be carefull everyone.

-- Posted by jc in dyersburg on Sat, Sep 4, 2010, at 8:59 PM

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