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Roller coaster

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A roller coaster is an amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks. LaMarcus Adna Thompson obtained a patent regarding roller ...

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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The roller coaster has its origins in St. Petersburg, Russia, as a simple slide that took ... This invention consisted of two parallel sets of tracks, each of which ...

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 ...

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 ...

Roller Coaster History - How Roller Coasters Work | HowStuffWorks

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Roller coasters have a long, fascinating history. The direct ancestors of roller coasters were monumental ice slides -- long, steep wooden slides covered in ice,  ...

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 ...

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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The Roller Coaster is a highly sophisticated machine built for the sole purpose of fun. ... Born on March 8, 1848, he was an inventor from a very young age, ...

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 ...

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Roller Coaster History

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

The Beginning | Roller Coaster History - Ultimate Rollercoaster

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The origin of the Roller Coaster dates back to the Russian Ice Slides built in the ... as to who actually added wheels to the equation and created a rolling coaster.

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 ...