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Sunday, July 22, 2012

One Bad and One Good

Two notable events occurred on this date in Rock Springs Park history – one bad and one good.

Monday, July 22, 1907

One hundred African Americans were denied access to Rock Springs Park when their steamboat took them from Rochester, PA, to East Liverpool "stopped for only 5 minutes, turned around and came right back again," according to The Daily Times, July 23, 1907. Read more at http://rockspringspark.blogspot.com/2011/07/ugly-side-of-amusement-park-history.html.

Wednesday, July 22, 1908

Ladies Auxiliary Hospital Benefit Picnic held. A Special train departed morning and afternoon from Beaver, PA. Business men were respectfully asked to close their places of business. Reported in The Daily Times, July 17, 1908.

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