So Minnesota: Faribault birthplace of the Tilt-A-Whirl

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Growing up many, of us have memories of going on rides at a carnival or the state fair.

The Tilt-A-Whirl is one of the most popular amusement rides and it was invented by a Faribault man nearly a century ago.

Herb Sellner created the ride way back in 1926. Sellner died shortly after creating the ride but his family turned the Tilt-A-Whirl into a legendary three minutes of fun.

"It’s a Faribault story, it’s our history and a Minnesota story," said Sue Garwood, with the Rice County Historical Society.

Peggy Keilen and Tami Schluter helped get two restored Tilt-A-Whirl cars placed in downtown Faribault.

"Everybody loves it," Schluter said.

"We’re called the Tilt-A-Whirl ladies," Keilen said.

A decade ago, the company that made Tilt-A-Whirl in Faribault closed. The ride is now manufactured in Texas.