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Three Journals/Ledgers


These three ledgers are early business records from Chesapeake Beach, MD. The earliest ledger photographed is from 1898, the second is from 1912-1918, and the third is from 1930-1943. They reflect a portion of the many business ventures in Chesapeake Beach, MD (including the Chesapeake Beach Railway Co., the Chesapeake Beach Hotel Co., and Seaside Park Inc.). The ledgers record railway logs, miscellaneous town and resort expenditures, maintenance records, resort acts and performances, the transitioning of park amusements from boardwalk to land, concessions, etc. All of these business ventures were intertwined for one purpose, to make Chesapeake Beach, MD a place to be!