One Of The Deadliest Accidents In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska is a gorgeous city with plenty to recommend it. However, it was once the site of a horrifying amusement park accident. At the time, the Krug Park incident was the deadliest roller coaster accident in United States history.

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Krug Park finally closed in 1940 and was landscaped into a traditional grassy park, now known as Gallagher Park. The current park includes a playground, a city swimming pool with a water slide, and three ball fields.

The story of the Krug Park accident is a tragic black mark on the history of Nebraska, but it helped pave the way for safer roller coasters and amusement park regulations.

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