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Ligonier in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Idlewild In 1938 - The Rollo Coaster Opens

 
 
Idlewild In 1938 - The Rollo Coaster Opens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 23, 2014
1. Idlewild In 1938 - The Rollo Coaster Opens Marker
Inscription. In 1938 The Rollo Coaster opens to a crowd of 18,000. Standing 27' tall and 900' long, the unique out-and-back ride was constructed on a hillside. The wood for the ride was cut on park property, utilizing a sawmill built next to the construction site.
 
Location. 40° 15.632′ N, 79° 16.824′ W. Marker is in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from Idlewild Road. Touch for map. Marker is in Idlewild amusement park. Admission fee required. Marker is in this post office area: Ligonier PA 15658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Philadelphia Tobaggan Company Carousel Number 83 (a few steps from this marker); Railroad Signs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Picture Yourself on the Lincoln Highway (about 300 feet away); Idlewild Park Depot / Smallest Train Station (about 300 feet away); Idlewild Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Road versus Rail (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ligonier Depot (approx. 2.2 miles away); Roadside Enterprise (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ligonier.
 
Also see . . .
1. Idlewild and Soak Zone. (Submitted on September 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
The Rollo Coaster image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 23, 2014
2. The Rollo Coaster
Carousel building at left.

2. Rollo Coaster - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Idlewild In 1938 - The Rollo Coaster Opens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 23, 2014
3. Idlewild In 1938 - The Rollo Coaster Opens Marker
Marker is at the extreme right, partially obscured by a man standing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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