First Roller Coaster - June 16 in the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. It traveled approximately six miles per hour and cost a nickel to ride. I rode it for the first time 102 summers later, in
Inspiration for how the old carousel my heroine's mother commissioned looks at the end of my novella, The Best Man in Brookside, after it's been renovated & updated with a steam engine. In real life, an Italian carousel.