WEST MIFFLIN, PA
Kennywood Park has received another historical marker for its long-standing history in the Pittsburgh region.
The marker that comes from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will recognize Frederick Ingersoll, a key figure in the early beginning of rollercoaster and amusement parks in general.
“There’s no better example of our ongoing commitment to modern thrills and classic rides than what’s happening at Kennywood right now,” said park General Manager Jerome Gibas. “As we look ahead to an exciting future with Steel Curtain and Steelers Country opening later this year, we begin the season honoring the great history of amusement parks and rides in the Greater Pittsburgh area through the dedication of a marker to the man who built Kennywood’s first roller coasters.”
Kennywood, alongside the Heinz History Center and American Coaster Enthusiasts, unveiled the marker Saturday morning as the park welcomed their first guests of the summer season.