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Mission Beach Roller Coaster

San Diego, California
County of San Diego.
3000 Mission Boulevard
National Register Number: 78000753
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Recreation & Culture - fair, amusement park.
Congressional District: CA-49 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Amusement Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 27, 1987):
Constructed in 1925, this is one of two large wooden scaffolded roller coasters with structural integrity that remain on the West Coast. The "Earthquake" roller coaster, as it is also called, is the only one on the West Coast by noted coaster builders Prior and Church. It is the prime survivor and most visible symbol of the Mission Beach Amusement Center, the centerpiece of sugar-heir John D. Spreckels' ambitious early 20th-century recreational development.


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