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Roller Coasters: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of "Roller Coasters" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    roller coaster, scenic railway, switchback railway, thriller, Coney Island, Luna Park, Olympus, Palisades, Starlight
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results. To narrow your results for this topic, search between 1873 and 1920.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America