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H.L Mencken on Essex, Maryland

Hollywood Park was located in Essex, Maryland near the Back River Bridge.

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All Aboard For Back River!

“Be a roughneck for once and ride down to Back River,” he suggested. “There’ll be rough stuff there if you want it, but you’ll he safe enough if you’re good.” (The Baltimore Sun, 7/23/1911) Click for large image ”HEY, wait … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s Grand Old Amusement Parks

Wild Ride Baltimore’s grand old amusement parks were the original pleasure palaces, offering exciting sights and sounds — from the Racer Dip to the Human Laundry Ride to Klatawa the Diving Horse. They also offered a way to, in H.L. … Continue reading

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