LaMarcus Adna Thompson and John G. Taylor are known for their early roller coaster patents.
The history of the roller coaster stretches back to ice slides constructed in 18th
century Russia and spans all the way to the many and varied coasters of today.
A Brief History of Roller Coasters. Russian Mountains. The roller coaster traces
its origins to Russia, where wood-framed ice slides sent sledders down 70-foot ...
A Century of Screams: The History of the Roller Coaster illustration of coaster The
roller coaster has its origins in St. Petersburg, Russia, as a simple slide that ...
These slides first appeared during the 17th century throughout Russia, with a
particular concentration in the area of in what would become St. Petersburg.
Inventing the roller coaster was a slippery slope – literally! The very first version
of a roller coaster is thought to have been invented by Russians in the 16<sup>th</sup> and ...
Roller coasters have a long, fascinating history. The direct ancestors of roller
coasters were monumental ice slides -- long, steep wooden slides covered in ice,
On this day in History, First roller coaster in America opens on Jun 16, 1884.
Learn more about what happened today on History.
Related Resources. World of Coasters http:// www.rollercoaster.com/ A large
collection of news, information, and resources relating to roller coasters.
May 7, 2013 ... Russian daredevils, Ulysses S. Grant, and Ferrari have all contributed to the
dizzying history of the roller coaster. Sit back and hold on.