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Performance at Guilford Park promises acrobats, flying horses 100 years ago [History Matters]

100 Years Ago

Baseball and then some

"At Guilford Day Park; Saturday August 16th, 1913; All day and evening

"BASEBALL  BASEBALL  BASEBALL

 "10 A.M. Between two of the strongest teams that can be produced in the state

"2 P.M.  Foot race — 10 yard dash, best two out of three Prize, $5.00 in gold; Judges Col. Wm. S. Powell, john T. Worthington and P.S. W. Smallwood

"Special Free Attractions: John T. McCaslin's Troupe of Acrobats and Aerial Artists will perform on elevated state at 2 and 5 P.M.;  Flying horses, doll and cane racks, shooting gallery and numerous new and attractive souvenirs; Dancing all day until 11 p.m. — Good Music; An address by a noted orator; Berger & Lawrence will serve meals and first class refreshments on the grounds at reasonable prices; Fortune teller and Palmist.

"Privileges for sale. Apply to General Manager; Howard Dorsey, Pres. Henry J.W. Seiling, Sec. A. Howard Earp, General manger, Guilford Md.

"GOOD ORDER GUARANTEED"       

75 Years Ago

Alumnae to celebrate

From a Times article regarding the 100th anniversary of the Patapsco Female Institute:

"Alumnae From As Far As California Expected To Be Present On Saturday and Sunday August 20 and 21:

"The One Hundredth Anniversary of the Patapsco Female Institute will be observed on Saturday, August 20th and will continue until Sunday the 21st. The Alumnae have been invited to a Reunion, a special showing of 'Holiday' the current play being offered at the Hilltop theater, a supper and a reception in the Green Room.

"On Sunday the alumnae will attend St. John's Church to hear Bishop Helfenstein. At 2 P.M. a lunch will be served at the Hilltop theatre, and a musical or marionette show in the afternoon. ... It was on August 20th 1838 that the Institute was first opened with sixty pupils with Rev. J. H. Tyng as principal. He resigned the following year and it was managed by other people until its most famous principal, Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, took over its direction November 12th, 1841."

50 Years Ago

Knights who joust

"Jousting Tests Planned For Jessup Day

"The second Jessup Community Day with Jousting tournament sponsored by the Jessup Jousting Club is for Saturday, September 14. It will take place at the intersection of route 1 and State Route 175 (Waterloo Traffic Light.)

"Jousting with 'change to the knights' is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM with Major M. M. Puncke of the Maryland state Police giving the charge.

"The chores of Grand Marshall will be handled by Henry J. Fowler of the house of delegates of the State of Maryland.

"Local organizations participating this year are: Catholic Youth Organization, Fish Bowl Game; Cub Scouts, Soft Drinks; Knights of Columbus, Ice Cream; Ladies Auxiliary to Jessup Volunteer Fire Department, Hamburgers and Hot dogs."

Today, the only jousting going on along Route 1 is between lots of automated horse power, but there are still colorful jousting festivals held in the state featuring skilled horses and riders, especially in Southern Maryland."

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