Lamarcus adna thompson was born on march 8, 1848, in jersey, ohio little is known about his parents and siblings childhood although little is known about his. Lamarcus adna thompson obtained a patent regarding roller coasters on january 20, 1885, which were made out of wood, but this patent is considerably later than the russian mountains described below. Lamarcus adna thompson quotes - 1 i'm andrea thompson, and unless you've been living in a cave, you probably already know that read more quotes and sayings about lamarcus adna thompson. Lamarcus adna thompson lived during the late 1800s and early 1900s he was, among other things, a sunday school teacher who, it is said, was appalled at the leisure activities that drew young people in his day, and in particular saw amusement parks as places of sin and degradation. Lamarcus thompson the unquestioned highlight for most people of any visit to an amusement park is the roller coaster, affectionately dubbed the great american scream machine but coasters are more than just mere entertainment.
Lamarcus adna thompson was an inventor who was born in ohio he is most well-known for his contributions in the development of the roller coaster. Thompson's switchback railway was an instant success, earning him hundreds of dollars per day at a nickel per ride a brief history of his life according to d potter of theme park insider , lamarcus adna thompson was born in jersey, ohio on march 8th, 1848. Lamarcus adna thompson is widely regarded as the father of the american roller coaster thompson invented and built his pioneering switchback gravity railway at west brighton, coney island, in 1884. Lamarcus adna thompson was an inventor who was born in ohio he ismost well-known for his contributions in the development of theroller coaster he lived from 1848 to 1919.
November 10, 2013, 3:08 pm lamarcus adna thompson was born in jersey, ohio on march 8th, 1848 the man who would later be known as the father of gravity started life first as a carpenter. The man that brought the switchback railway to coney island was the inventor lamarcus adna thompson as a mechanically gifted young man, he had pursued a number of business ventures, but after a ride on the mauch chunk railway, his imagination was swept in the direction of roller coasters.
Lamarcus adna thompson is on facebook join facebook to connect with lamarcus adna thompson and others you may know facebook gives people the power to. Lamarcus adna thompson born march 8,1848 died may 8,1919 childhood education adult career no information available no information available i'm andrea thompson. Lamarcus adna thompson was an early roller coaster designer who held over 30 patents based on roller coasters he did not invent the roller coaster. Lamarcus adna thompson, well-known inventor of the thompson scenic railway and other devices, and managing director of the l a thompson scenic railway company, 220 west forty-second street, died last night at his home, thompson park, glen cove, l i, at the age of 71 years.
Born in 1848, lamarcus adna thompson demonstrated an early aptitude for mechanics by the age of 17, he was a master carpenter after receiving his degree at michigan's hillsdale college, thompson worked first in the wagon and carriage industry, then in women's seamless hosiery, where he made. Lamarcus adna thompson (march 8, 1848 - may 8, 1919) was an american inventor and businessman most famous for developing a variety of gravity rides thompson is best known for his early work developing roller coasters, and is sometimes called the father of the gravity ride. The mauch chunk railroad inspired lamarcus adna thompson to design the switchback railway which opened in 1884 at coney island in brooklyn, new york a bench-like car transported riders down a 59 feet track through a series of gentle hills anchored by a wooden trestle.
What thompson saw was a cart full of coal and a couple of bewildered mules, rushing on a track through a series of switchbacks down the mountainside as fast as gravity would carry it at the bottom, the cart was unloaded so that mules could haul it the long way back uphill. La marcus adna thompson, the eighth of ten children, was born on march 8, 1848, near the small town of jersey, ohio a few years later his family moved further west and settled in hillsdale county in michigan. Lamarcus adna thompson (march 8, 1848 - may 8, 1919) was an american inventor and businessman most famous for developing a variety of gravity rides early years thompson was born in jersey, licking county, ohio on march 1, 1848. 2009 the most influencing person in my life would have to be the inventor of the first gravity-powered roller coaster in the united states by lamarcus adna thompson, also known as the father of the gravity ride for his switchback railway at coney island, new york city and became famous for the scenic railway on the boardwalk in atlantic city, new jersey in 1887.
View the profiles of people named lamarcus thompson join facebook to connect with lamarcus thompson and others you may know facebook gives people the. Lamarcus adna thompson obtained a patent regarding roller coasters on january 20, 1885, which were made out of wood, but this patent is considerably later than the russian mountains lamarcus adna thompson obtained a patent regarding roller coasters on january 20, 1885.