Saturday, July 16, 2011

Meet Your Mate at Coney Island - 1849

Just when you thought things were sober in Coney Island due to the cholera in New York City, comes this short but sweet piece.

CONEY ISLAND.--It is said that young ladies pick up husbands at Coney Island by coming near getting drowned. Their deliverers becomes (sic) their wooers.

--Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Thursday, August 23, 1849

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