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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_coaster

A roller coaster is a type of amusement ride that employs a form of elevated railroad track .... The inventors of this ride, Stephen E. Jackman and Byron B. Floyd, claim that they were the first to use the term "roller coaster". The term jet coaster is ...

www.rollercoastermuseum.org/history-of-the-roller-coaster

The oldest roller coasters descended from the so-called "Russian Mountains," which ... Although the groundwork for the invention of the roller coaster was laid in ...

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-roller-coaster-in-america-opens

On this day in History, First roller coaster in America opens on Jun 16, 1884. ... The hot dog is said to have been invented at Coney Island in 1867 by Charles ...

www.kidzworld.com/article/27217-history-of-the-roller-coaster

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 16th and ...

www.aceonline.org/coasterhistory

The roller coaster traces its origins to Russia, where wood-framed ice slides sent sledders ... Patent #, Date Granted, Inventor, Description, Operating Notes.

www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-rollercoaster-was-invented-to-save-ameri

The Rollercoaster Was Invented to Save America From Satan. In the 1880s, LaMarcus Thompson was troubled by America's slide into hedonism and immorality.

www.findingdulcinea.com/features/science/innovations/great-inventions/the-roller-coaster.html

Feb 19, 2011 ... Trace the history of the roller coaster from the coal mine to the theme park using the resources included in this article.

www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/coasters/history/start/america.shtml

The first American roller coaster was not built at an amusement park or city, but in the ... Richard Knudson was the first to patent a coaster-like invention in 1878, ...

www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/200401/roller-coaster.cfm

January 1884: First U.S. Patent for a Roller Coaster. ... It would fall to an American inventor named LaMarcus Thompson to revolutionize the amusement industry ...