By Stephen Kelley
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Satan’s Playground chronicles the increase and fall of the tumultuous and profitable playing that constructed simply south of the U. S. -Mexico border within the early 20th century. As prohibitions opposed to liquor, horse racing, playing, and prostitution swept the U.S., the vice flourished in and round Tijuana, to the level that reformers got here to name the city “Satan’s Playground,” accidentally expanding its licentious attract.
Cecelia used to be a fifteen-year-old slave whilst she observed her mistress, Frances "Fanny" Thruston Ballard, on a vacation journey to Niagara Falls. in the course of their remain, Cecelia crossed the Niagara River and joined the loose black inhabitants of Canada. even if documented relationships among freed or escaped slaves and their former proprietors are infrequent, the invention of a cache of letters from the previous slave proprietor to her escaped slave confirms this amazing hyperlink among city households over a number of a long time.
New Britain Township, based in 1723, used to be a rural farming group initially settled by way of Welsh Baptists and German Mennonites. This replaced dramatically in 1856 whilst the North Pennsylvania Railroad used to be equipped. teach stations have been inbuilt the township and have been named Chalfont and New Britain. The villages subsequent to those stations attracted a variety of new citizens and companies.
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Adams County (Images of America) by Stephen Kelley