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September 18, 2005 3:01 AM

HUGE THRONG AT FAIRYLAND

DATE OF EVENT: Saturday, June 16, 1923 DATE PUBLISHED: Sunday, June 17, 1923, in The Kansas City Star. Editor’s note: The opening of Fairyland Amusement Park at 75th and Prospect Avenue created a traffic jam. Fairyland advertised the “highest, fastest, longest, most thrilling ride in the world”— its Skyrocket roller coaster.

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