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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 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_roller_coaster

Roller coaster amusement rides have origins back to ice slides constructed in 18th-century Russia. Early technology featured sleds or wheeled carts that were  ...

www.aceonline.org/coasterhistory

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 ...

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.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.davison.com/blog/2013/08/20/the-history-of-the-roller-coaster

Aug 20, 2013 ... The idea for this invention known as the roller coaster began in Europe. However , a primitive kind of roller coaster was unintentionally being ...

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.

entertainmentdesigner.com/history-of-theme-parks/history-of-roller-coasters-the-switchback-railway-americas-first-roller-coaster

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 ...

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 ...