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Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
June 14, 2012 M. Timothy Nolting   
It was a Monday, June 16, 1884 and the early summer crowds were flocking to Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. For months, preparations had been underway and the excitement level had peaked in anticipation of the grand opening of the newest attraction. LaMarcus Adna Thompson had finally completed the construction of his switchback railway and folks were already lining up for a thrilling ride on what has been commonly referred to as the first rol...

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