A Church & a Racetrack Unite!
St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in North Beach, MD has a fantastic back story! Here is where I found the most unlikely answer to a question I had been wondering […]
Timing is Everything… when building a Railway!
Did smallpox have anything to do with the failure of the first company to have the idea of building a railroad to Chesapeake Beach? Well… maybe. But first, a quick […]
Calvert ‘King of the Bootleggers’!
Today, January 17, 2023, is National Bootlegger’s Day! And as it so happens, the “CALVERT ‘KING OF THE BOOTLEGGERS’ ” was arrested in 1932 near his home in Chesapeake Beach, […]
Candy vs. Alcohol … during WWI
Lowney’s chocolates, a favorite and well-known chocolate of choice in the early 1900s, were sold in the Souvenir Shop on the Chesapeake Beach boardwalk! Here is fun little fact: Lowney’s […]
The Club House (aka The Belvedere), the racetrack and REALITY!
The MEMBERS-ONLY Club House (later named The Belvedere) was built hand-in-hand with the racetrack. Newspapers across the country stressed their connection. The Club House was described as a “Swiss Chalet”… […]