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Saltair: A published History

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Help me preserve and to share history!

The Lost 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 detailed 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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Sorry it’s been awhile!

I've been hard at work writing. I received several suggestions that I should expand the scope of the book to be about the resort as a whole. After doing some thinking about it I decided that would be the best way to go. The last book written about Saltair was written over 30 years ago and this year of 2018 is the 125th anniversary of the resort. Which makes a perfect time to release a new book about Saltair. My book will be much more in detail then the book written 30 years ago. There will facts and figures never before discussed before and have been lost until now. It will explain where the name of Saltair came from, the resorts that came before it and then how Saltair came to be. The new working title is the Lost History of Saltair. It will still contain all the information on the roller coasters. I am hoping to have it finished and released by July 4th. I will work on being better at keeping all you awesome donors in the loop. Because thanks you awesome donors I have been able to gain access to images of the resort and of the roller coasters that have never been published before.

Thanks Again and I will send more regular updates!
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Only one more Super Donor spot remains! A super Donor is one who donates 25 dollars or more. They will receive a copy of the book and their names will be placed in the front of the book in a special thank you section.
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To increase the amount of images in the book I have increased the amount needed. There are 4 more super donor positions available. A super donor is a donation of 25 or more and you get a free copy of the book when its published. Thanks
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Thanks to all who have donated so far! I really appreciate this!
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