FIRST ROLLER COASTER IN U.S. ON THIS DAY

On this day in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island,
in Brooklyn,
New York. Known as a switchback railway, it was the brainchild
of LaMarcus Thompson, traveled approximately six miles per hour and cost
a nickel to ride. The new entertainment was an instant success and by the
turn of the century there were hundreds of roller coasters around the country.

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LaMarcus Adna Thompson                                               Nickel
(March 8, 1848 – May 8, 1919)

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