On this very day more than a century ago, the first roller coaster in America was patented by La Marcus Adna Thompson. An inventor by nature and a knitting company businessman by trade, Thompson stepped back from the business world in order to pursue less stressful ventures … and we’re glad he did! He debuted his first coaster, the Switchback Railway, at Coney Island in 1894.
Zazzle Contributor binkybink celebrates this amusement park staple in her print titled “Coney Island,” a black and white print of the venerable Coney Island Cyclone, added to her growing Zazzle gallery just last month.
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Some other thrill seeking categories at Zazzle are Sky Diving, Extreme Sports, Skiing & Snowboarding, and Rock Climbing.