The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper
Saturday, March 22, 2003
Roller Coaster Day
Coney Island, New York, March 22, 1884 - LaMarcus A. Thompson has built a new ride at Coney Island. He's got these tracks going every which way - up, down, sideways, curving, supercurving, and more. He puts people in little cars and they climb about 15 foot high then zoom offer at about four miles per hour. The price of the ride is just a nickel and people from all over the city are flocking to this new spectacle dubbed the "Roller Coaster."
Wirtz, Virginia, March 22, 2004 - Editor's Note: Later Roller Coasters travel at speeds in excess of sixy miles per hour. The maximum speed of the Knott's Berry Farm Corkscrew Coaster (pictured above) was 46mph. The Knott's coaster operated from 1975 to 1989. In 1989 it was moved to Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho where it is still in operation.
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