Ferris wheel, Stetson, ca. 1897

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Ferris wheel, Stetson,  ca. 1897

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The Ferris wheel near Hartwell's Landing on Pleasant Lake was homemade, but functional. The ingenious contraption was powered by one person, hand cranking a fly-wheel that was connected to a series of pulleys and flat belts.

Shown enjoying the ride are members of the Hartwell and Allen families. Note the 36-star flag hanging from the structure.

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  • Title: Ferris wheel, Stetson, ca. 1897
  • Creation Date: circa 1897
  • Subject Date: circa 1897
  • Local Name: Hartwell's Landing/Pleasant Lake
  • Town: Stetson
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20.5 cm x 27 cm
  • Local Code: SHS 016
  • Object Type: Image

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Stetson Historical Society
257 Stetson Road, Stetson, ME 04488
(207) 296-2866

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