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(09-26-2017, 04:48 PM)UtahCoasterEnth Wrote: Thanks I added the questions. The interview went great!

Sweet! Glad it went well Smile
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(09-27-2017, 06:45 AM)gregwibert Wrote: Sweet! Glad it went well Smile

Thanks. It will be a great addition to the documentary.
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One great piece of information gained was the name of the photographer of one of the famous shots taken from the Giant Racer!
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Help me preserve and share correct history!
The Roller Coasters of Saltair have mostly been forgotten which is very unfortunate. The Utah Division of State History only has this to say about them:
"Saltair’s giant racer, and engineering triumph for the 1920s, thrilled riders as they zoomed precariously over the Great Salt Lake. Even though the Hippodrome burned down in 1925, the giant racer remained unharmed. This $100,00 structure met its demise when 75 mph winds blew it down in a mere three minutes on August 30, 1957.
As one workman put it in McCormick’s Saltair, “it was like giant matchsticks crumbling.”"
This is a disgrace to only have this little written about these roller coasters and it even skips their first roller coaster which was the first roller coaster in Utah. I have written a 37 page paper about the coasters of Saltair and would love to have it published to help preserve this history in an easy to read and engaging format.
A little about Saltair. It was a bathing resort on the southern shore of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It was a joint venture between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS Church) and the Salt Lake & Los Angeles Railway. The resort opened on May 30, 1893 and closed in 1959. Over its lifetime it had 3 different roller coasters. My book and documentary will cover in detail everything that has been forgotten about these historic coasters.
I would like to publish it but as I have discovered getting a history book published is expensive. I need your help to help fund its publishing. I feel there needs to be more history books to help educate the upcoming generations of about American History. Any donation will be very much appreciated.



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Thanks Greg for the donation.
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(10-01-2017, 08:54 PM)UtahCoasterEnth Wrote: Thanks Greg for the donation.

Thanks for taking the time to put it together  Rolleyes
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Update: I showed my NL recreation of the Giant Racer to an former ride operator of the coaster and he said it is spot on. Just like riding to the real coaster.
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The first 20 donors donating $25 dollars or more will receive a copy of the book once it is published. This book will include never before seen images of the Giant Racer II and include the blueprints of the coasters. Any help is appreciated!

The Lost Coasters of Saltair
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(10-04-2017, 10:40 PM)UtahCoasterEnth Wrote: The first 20 donors donating $25 dollars or more will receive a copy of the book once it is published. This book will include never before seen images of the Giant Racer II and include the blueprints of the coasters. Any help is appreciated!

The Lost Coasters of Saltair

The publishing has reached the half way point! There are still 10 Super donor spots available. A super donor is one who donates 25 or more. They will receive a copy of the book after its published.

This is exciting! There will be never before seen images in the book and well and blue prints to the coasters. Donate today!
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Update: October 17, 2017

The fundraiser to publish the book has almost reached its goal! Thanks to all who have donated. If you have donated $25 or more you are a super donor. Each super donor will receive a copy of the book when it is finished as well as have their name put int a special thank you section in the front of the book. The book will feature images of the resort some that not even historical collections have. As a teaser one of the images is of the inside of the Giant Racer II's station.

The project as a whole has been expanded. The book and documentary will be receiving a new name but it can't be released at this time. The change comes from the documentary being focused on the roller coasters to more about the whole resort including what changed from year to year and what attractions were added each year.

The editing process has already begun. Stay tuned!
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