May 7th, 2018

krazy koati

But I live in a museum, so I'm okay

So the answer to how last month treated my mathematics blog? Pretty good, I'd say. I'm forming plans for it for the coming month, though.

And on the other side of things: What's Going On In Mark Trail? Why Is He Making So Many Nerd Movie Jokes? I explore February to May 2018 in a strange lot of references to things. And now let's get back to an amusement park in Scotch Plains.

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Plaque by the Bowcraft Amusement Park railroad station, declaring appreciation of Ted and Isabel Miller. Dated the 1st of July, 1955, and named for 35 years of their service.


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Kid running up to the Dragon Coaster, Bowcraft's other and modest little ride.


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Lift hill for the Dragon Coaster. You've seen this ride at many amusement parks, but here it is in this one. The building behind it is the arcade and what slight souvenir shop the park has.


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Queue sign for Bowcraft Amusement Park's Dragon Coaster. Notice where the minimum height's been increased from 32 to 36 inches.


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Close-up of Dragon Coaster ascending the lift hill. This is what happens when I'm feeling arty.


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Dragon Coaster ride operator injecting air into the nozzle of the dragon's shoulder. The air jet is used to unlock the seat belts of the train.


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Route 22 Bump-A-Rama: the sign for Bowcraft Amusement Parks' bumper cars ride. I realized I ought to take pictures of the ride signs. It's worth giving attention to parks that do their own work like this.


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Queue sign for the Drop Zone ride. The ride was temporarily closed the whole day we were there and something about the sign suggested that it had been temporarily closed for a good long while.


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Musik Express and the Crossbow roller coaster just past the top of the lift hill.


Trivia: The circular-blade saw was invented in the 1770s (although there are those who claim Dutch carpenters did this a century earlier). Source: A Splintered History of Wood: Belt-Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats, Spike Carlsen.

Currently Reading: The Nemesis Affair: A Story of the Death of Dinosaurs and the Ways of Science, David M Raup.