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  (b. 8 March 1848 Jersey, Licking, Ohio, USA   d. 8 March 1919 Glen Cove, New York, USA )  

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Lamarcus Adna THOMPSON was born 8 March 1848 in Jersey, Licking, Ohio, USA. Lamarcus Adna THOMPSON was the child of ?   and   ?

Lamarcus Adna THOMPSON died 8 March 1919 in Glen Cove, New York, USA.

Occupation: American inventor and businessman most famous for developing a variety of gravity rides and Roller coasters



son of Adna Thompson and Nancy Thompson

photo/ portrait (above) from wikipedia.org


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  • 1848 Birth
    8 March 1848
    Jersey, Licking, Ohio, USA
  • 1884 - The first gravity roller coaster amusement ride (LeMarcus A. Thompson, United States)
    '1884: The first gravity roller coaster designed and built specifically as an amusement ride opens at Coney Island, New York. It is a commercial success and leads to the building of roller coasters all over the world.

    LaMarcus Adna Thompson’s Coney Island coaster, which, for a nickel ($1.15 in today’s money), hurtled passengers down an undulating 600-foot-long track at speeds up to a blistering 6 mph, would hardly be recognizable to riders of ...Read MORE...


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  • 1919 Death
    8 March 1919
    Glen Cove, New York, USA


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