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Copy of Edwin Prescott: The Roller Coaster

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Edwin Prescott: The Roller Coaster
Edwin's Biography
-He was born in 1841
-In Cortland, South Dakota
-His father died when he was 12
-Became self taught in mechanics
-Youngest in a family of 7; 5 kids
-Attended country schools
-Left home at 17 for Minnesota
-Worked as a carpenter for the Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad
-Married in 1893 to Catherine Peterson, from Norway
-Had 2 kids
-Leon Chester and Iona Luella who died about a year after her birth
-Township treasurer for 4 years
-School clerk

The Roller Coaster
-In 1898 Edwin patented the roller coaster
-His first one was named "Loop the Loop" and was in Coney Island
-"Loop the Loop" was built at West 10th street, Coney Island in 1901
-The track was made of steel
-Was an ellipse, which is a closed curved shape
-"Loop the Loop" went on until World War 1
-Then went into bankruptcy
-Surprisingly though, more people paid to see the roller coaster working , than they did to actually ride it
-However, for awhile it was a big success!
How it Worked
-It relied on gravity and centrifugal force, which is an apparent force that acts outward on a body moving around a center, arising from the body's inertia, to propel forward
-It had a steel base, making it sturdier
-The elliptical loop design made it safer
Sources
-www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/coasters/history/early_1900/coney_island.shtml

-www.files.usgwarchives.net/sdlbiography/memor99/prescott.txt

-"The Incredible Scream Machine: A History of the Roller Coaster" by Robert Cartmell
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