Gambling in Full Swing in Weehawken

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Gambling in Full Swing in Weehawken

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WHC18960908

Description

Back in 1896, Weehawken was known as a place for New Yorkers and others to come for a bit of the (illegal) sporting life. On September 8th, 1896, the New York Times published an expose entitled "Gambling in Full Swing - No Effort at Concealment in Weehawken." The report found that while the area around The Shades was pretty dead on Labor Day, 1896, a lively gambling house could be found next to the ferry terminal uptown. There, boatloads of New Yorkers tried their luck at betting on horse races and playing games of chance like faro, roulette, craps and "1-2-3-4-5-6." The reporter noted that there was no sense of uneasiness at the arrival of a stranger and that there were no precautions taken against the law. Source: Gambling in Full Swing - The New York Times, September 8, 1896

Date

1896

Type

IH

Identifier

WHC18960908

Coverage

Weehawken, NJ [40.7663711,-74.02537149999999]

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Citation

“Gambling in Full Swing in Weehawken,” The Weehawken Time Machine, accessed October 21, 2021, https://weehawkentimemachine.omeka.net/items/show/3356.