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1914 George C. Tilyou dies.
1916 Nathan Handwerker opens Nathan's Hot Dogs at Coney Island.
1919 Frederic Thompson dies.
1920 The Wonder Wheel, a 150 foot tall ferris wheel, opens at Coney Island.

A subway line running from Manhattan to Coney Island is completed.
1923 The Riegelmann Boardwalk is built.
1927 The Cyclone roller coaster begins operation.
1940 The Parachute Tower is moved from the 1939 World's Fair to Steeplecase Park.
1946 Luna Park closes.
1962 Astroland USA opens at Coney Island. The amusement park is still in business today.
1964 Steeplechase Park closes
1981 Dick Zigun organizes Coney Island USA.
1983 Coney Island holds the first annual Mermaid Parade on Riegelmann Boardwalk.
1985 Coney Island USA opens Sideshows by the Seashore, now reportedly the only "10-in-1" sideshow operating in North America.


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