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Back River Amusement Parks Hotbed of Prostitution and Venereal Diseases, 1920s

Report of the United States Interdepartmental Social Hygiene Board for The Fiscal Year Ended June 30 1922 Baltimore, Md. — “Back River” has been a by-word in Maryland for 20 years. Navy medical officers and the surgeons at Camp Holabird, … Continue reading

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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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A Chowder Feast

(Baltimore Sun, 8/20/1842) A party of gentlemen left our city on Thursday morning at an early hour, for the shores of Back River, with the determination of having an old fashioned chowder dinner, of which so much has been said … Continue reading

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Fishing At Back River Near The Sewage Treatment Plant

This is what growing up in Essex and Dundalk in the 70s was like. Carp fishing in the summer, in the winter when Back River would freeze hillbillies would ride their pickups out on the ice and crash through to … Continue reading

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