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African-American Girl Sees Base Ball at Elysian Fields

Salience Noteworthy
Tags African Americans
Location New Jersey
Age of Players Adult
Text

"Along with chores and family time at home, there were excursions farther afield.  Maritcha [Lyons] recalled day trips across the Hudson to the Elysian Fields in Hoboken, where people took in baseball games, had picnics, and revelled in other fresh-air activities."

 

 

 

Sources

Tonya Bolden, Maritcha: A Nineteenth Century American Girl (Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2005), page 12. 

Comment

Maritcha Lyons was born in New York City in 1848.

Submitted by George Thompson
Submission Note 19CBB Posting, July 2012



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