June 16, 2016
Julian Joseph (1882-1964), Circus and Shore, no date, mixed media, 12 x 18 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of George R. Nicholson, 1976.
The first roller coaster in the world opened on this day in 1884. Called the “Switchback Ridgeway,” this roller coaster opened at New York’s Coney Island.