HISTORIC AMUSEMENT PARKS OF BALTIMORE.

HistoricAmusementParksOfBaltimore[Book: John P. Coleman – 2014 – 18x26cm – 256 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Presenting 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 recognise such popular amusement parks as Gwynn Oak, Carlin’s, and Tolchester Beach, and will read about some of the more obscure places like Frederick Road Park and Hollywood Park. Each of the major parks is documented, 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, and, the people who happily travelled by boat, streetcar, train and automobile to reach their favourite park or resort. Chapter Points: Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; Bay Ridge; Betterton Beach; Carlin’s Amusement Park; Carr’s Beach; Chesapeake Beach / Seaside Park; Electric Park; Enchanted Forest; Frederick Road Park; Gwynn Oak Amusement Park; Hollywood Park; Luna Park / Paragon Park; River View Amusement Park; Tolchester Beach; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.