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Historic amusement parks in Baltimore : an illustrated history

Author: John P Coleman
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents the rich history of the old amusement parks and beach resorts frequented by Baltimoreans beginning in the 1870s and stretching into the late 20th century. Readers may recognize such popular amusement parks as Gwynn Oak, Carlin''s, and Tolchester Beach, and will learn about some of the more obscure places like Frederick Road Park and Hollywood Park. Each of the major parks is documented here,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Coleman, John P., 1962-
Historic amusement parks in Baltimore.
(DLC) 2014027225
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John P Coleman
ISBN: 1476616485 9781476616483
OCLC Number: 894544118
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; 1; Bay Ridge; 2; Bay Shore Park; 3; Betterton Beach; 4; Carlin's Amusement Park; 5; Carr's Beach; 6; Chesapeake Beach/Seaside Park; 7; Electric Park; 8; Enchanted Forest; 9; Frederick Road Park; 10; Gwynn Oak Amusement Park; 11; Hollywood Park; 12; Luna Park/Paragon Park; 13; River View Amusement Park; 14; Tolchester Beach; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; List of Names and Terms.
Responsibility: John P. Coleman.

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This book presents the rich history of the old amusement parks and beach resorts frequented by Baltimoreans beginning in the 1870s and stretching into the late 20th century. Readers may recognize such popular amusement parks as Gwynn Oak, Carlin''s, and Tolchester Beach, and will learn about some of the more obscure places like Frederick Road Park and Hollywood Park. Each of the major parks is documented here, complete with a detailed history of the sites they were built on, the creative owners behind the parks'' inceptions, the individuals and companies who provided the rides and attractions,

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"an in-depth, well-researched and annotated book...recommend...fun and informative"--Merry-Go-Roundup; "beautifully illustrated...a detailed history"--Park World.

 
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