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Leap-The-Dips

Altoona, Pennsylvania
County of Blair.
700 Park Avenue
National Register Number: 91000229
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Recreation & Culture - fair, amusement park.
Congressional District: PA-9 Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 19, 1996):
Leap-the-Dips is the last known example of a Side-Friction Figure Eight roller coaster. Side Friction Figure Eight roller coasters were once common in amusement parks across North America as well as in parks in other parts of the world. The Side Friction Figure Eight type of coaster represented an important stage in the technological evolution of the roller coaster.


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