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Roller coaster

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A roller coaster is an amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme .... The inventors of this ride, Stephen E. Jackman and Byron B. Floyd, claim that they were the first to use the...

Roller Coaster History

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The roller coaster traces its origins to Russia, where wood-framed ice slides sent sledders down 70-foot high slopes as early as the 16th century. These Russian ...

First roller coaster in America opens - Jun 16, 1884 - HISTORY.com

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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 ...

The History of the Roller Coaster - PBS

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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 ...

Early Roller Coasters - 1870 - 1886 LaMarcus Thompson did NOT ...

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LaMarcus Thompson did NOT invent or build the first roller coaster in America ... most famous beach resort, it doesn't mean he invented the roller coaster, just ...

roller coaster | ride | Britannica.com

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Nov 26, 2014 ... On a traditional roller coaster, gravity powers much of the trip. ... In 1884 inventor La Marcus Thompson, the “Father of the Gravity Ride,” had ...

Everything you ever wanted to know about roller coasters!

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The first wheeled roller coaster was invented in Russia too, built in 1784 in St. Petersburg. The rides then made their way to Paris, where a wheeled coaster ...

History of Roller Coasters: The Switchback Railway, America's First ...

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Oct 16, 2011 ... It was this roller coaster, the Switchback Railway, that sparked the first ... the Switchback Railway to Coney Island was the inventor LaMarcus ...

The Rollercoaster Was Invented to Save America ... - Smithsonian

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Jun 23, 2015 ... In the 1880s, LaMarcus Thompson was troubled by America's slide into hedonism and immorality. Out of that concern, we got the rollercoaster ...

Roller Coaster History - Bob Holland

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Most all of the inventions of this ingenious device were developed by a small group of ... Roller Coasters originated from ice slides built in Russia in the 1400's.

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The Beginning | Roller Coaster History - Ultimate Rollercoaster

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Every history has a starting point and most roller coaster historians agree that the roller coaster's origins were the Russian Ice Slides. Russian Ice Slides

Early Years in America | Roller Coaster History

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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, ...

History of the Roller Coaster - Kidzworld

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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 ...