Roller coaster trivia:The roller coaster was invented to save fallen americans

In the 1880s, lamarcus Thompson was troubled by America’s slide into hedonism and immorality. A devout Christian, he…

In the 1880s, lamarcus Thompson was troubled by America’s slide into hedonism and immorality. A devout Christian, he believes that sinful pastimes like salons and brothels are taking the country in the wrong direction, and Thompson fears things could go completely off track. Worries about America’s moral decay plunged the successful businessman into a spiritual crisis.


Roller coaster trivia:The roller coaster was invented to save fallen americans
Roller coaster trivia:The roller coaster was invented to save fallen americans

Now in his 30s, he turned the railroad tracks used to transport coal into a tourist attraction. He sold his sock factory and decided to devote himself to this kind of wholesome entertainment to save the fallen America.


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