Saltair: A published History

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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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Ian N. Christensen 
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North Salt Lake, UT
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