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Jane Russell

The roaring '20s are back at Havre de Grace's Graw Days Festival

During an era of sophisticated fun, The Graw drew locals and travelers alike to the racetrack in Havre de Grace to watch the eleganthorses run and, most likely, bet a dollar or two.

Celebrating these golden years of the town's historic racetrack, Havre de Grace Main Street is holding its fourth Graw Days Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 downtown on Pennington Avenue and Washington, St. John and Congress streets. The festival will go on, rain or shine.

The Graw operated from 1912 until the 1950s and brought in well-known characters, such as Al Capone, who often visited the racetrack and other town establishments. People traveling up and down the East Coast would stop at the...