Leap-the-Dips, Altoona, PA, circa 2006.
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Credit: Courtesy of Patrick Walters,

When the Altoona Leap the Dips opened in 1902 it employed the latest roller coaster technology of its day. Leap the Dips had a 1,452-foot-long double figure eight-like track formation, a lift hill topping out at 41 feet above ground level, and cars that achieved 12 miles per hour during the course.

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