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West Mifflin in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frederick Ingersoll

(1874-1927)

 
 
Frederick Ingersoll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2019
1. Frederick Ingersoll Marker
Inscription.  A pioneer and leading visionary in the design of amusement rides and parks, his Figure-8 coasters and other inventions were found across the US. He launched his chain of brightly illuminated Luna Parks in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood in 1905, which inspired other Luna Parks around the world. He built and operated some of Kennywood's first rides, such as the Old Mill, and four coasters, including the park's first Racer.
 
Erected 2019 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 40° 23.112′ N, 79° 51.828′ W. Marker is in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Kennywood Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 837) and Hoffman Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Kennywood Boulevard. The Braddock's Crossing and Kennywood Park historical markers were moved to this location
Frederick Ingersoll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2019
2. Frederick Ingersoll Marker
After its unveiling, from L to R:
Dr. Andrew Masich - PHMC and Heinz History Center
Brian Butko - Heinz History Center
Jermone Gibas - Kennywood Park
Bill Linkenheimer III - American Coaster Enthusiasts
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also. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duquesne PA 15110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kennywood Park (here, next to this marker); Braddock’s Crossing (a few steps from this marker); The Windmill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Was Here (about 700 feet away); Andrew Stephen McSwigan (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Braddock's Crossing (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pagoda (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Kenny Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Mifflin.
 
Also see . . .
1. ‘Round about Pittsburgh: Local Man Revolutionizes Amusement Park Industry. RMU Sentry Media (Submitted on April 27, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Locating Luna Park. July 21, 2017 blog by Brian Butko of the Heinz History Center (Submitted on April 27, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Kennywood Park. (Submitted on April 27, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Marker dedication
Marker was dedicated on April 27, 2019
    — Submitted April 27, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
Frederick Ingersoll image. Click for full size.
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3. Frederick Ingersoll
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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