"Sandy's Circus Park" near Elkton

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Circus Park — The Elk River Indian Reservation​

As automobile travel became common in the first half of the twentieth century, Sandy A. Tamargo, the owner of Sandy’s Shows, a traveling circus, opened a permanent roadside tourist attraction on Route 7 between Elkton and North East. Known as the Philadelphia Road, it was designated Route 40 before the dual highway opened before World War II.
Sandy opened Circus Park in the early 1930s — it quickly became a popular tourist stop for motorists cruising along Philadelphia Road. Circus animals and performing acts, along with a popular restaurant, tavern, and dance hall, had just about everything a tourist attraction needed. Plus, Sandy offered boxing matches that pulled in large crowds.


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