LaMarcus Thompson

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LaMarcus Thompson - La Marcus Thompson was the father of the modern...
La Marcus Thompson was the father of the modern roller coaster. In the 1880s he invented the "switchback." People climbed a tower, rode a i wn and got off at the ' end. They then climbed another tower at the end and rode back to where they started.

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  1. The Index-Journal,
  2. 28 Jul 1991, Sun,
  3. Page 64

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