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 John A. Miller

John A. Miller

Birth
Homewood, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 24 Jun 1941 (aged 68–69)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Homewood, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 10167574 · View Source
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Roller Coaster Designer & Builder. John Miller was considered the "Thomas Edison of the roller coaster." At age 19 he teamed with LaMarcus Thompson, who built the first roller coaster, at Coney Island. For more than 30 years he designed and built roller coasters all over the world. Almost every roller coaster development, many of which are still in use today, came from the two gifted developers. Miller was also on the forefront of rider safety, developing the safety ratchet and underfriction wheels. He died in Houston, TX while designing a roller coaster in that city.

Bio by: David M. Habben


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: David M. Habben
  • Added: 23 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10167574
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John A. Miller (1872–24 Jun 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10167574, citing Homewood Memorial Gardens, Homewood, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .