In 1976: Six Flags St. Louis opens Screamin' Eagle

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On April 10, 1976, the longest, fastest and largest roller coaster ride in the world made its debut at Six Flags St Louis. The Screamin' Eagle burst through the Bicentennial year and into the history books by plunging its passengers down a 100-foot drop and throwing them around the track at more than 60 miles per hour.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: photos and video.

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