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By Lara L. Lutz

In 1952, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge opened for tourists in Maryland and created exceptional entry from the mainland to the jap Shore and the shorelines of the Atlantic Ocean. earlier than then, the Chesapeake Bay itself was once the �seaside� for citizens of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. renowned bay-side holiday spots sprang up in Maryland in the course of the overdue 1800s and early 1900s, and started to rework the agricultural fringes of the Chesapeake�s Western Shore. humans journeyed through railroad, steamboat, and motor vehicle to flee the sweltering urban summers and to swim, fish, and boat alongside the bay. entertainment parks, casinos, and dance halls enlivened the scene. builders actively promoted the sale of summer season cottages close to inn components that dotted the Patapsco, Magothy, Severn, and South Rivers, in addition to the open bay, and laid the roots for plenty of groups that also exist this day. the photographs offered during this publication evoke a shared historical past within the pleasures of the Chesapeake Bay and depict an period that caused everlasting adjustments alongside its shores.

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