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Miniature Railroad in Central Park, New York City, c. 1900

New York City. Central Park Miniature Railroad.
New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_448
Document Description
Children and adults ride a miniature railroad in Central Park, New York City, circa 1900.
Jennings, Peter, Jennifer Armstrong, Todd Brewster, and Katherine Bourbeau. The Century for Young People. Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, September 1999. ISBN: 0385327080
DK Publishing. Children's History of the 20th Century. DK Publishing, Inc., August 1999. ISBN: 0789447223
McGovern, Ann. If You Lived 100 Years Ago. Scholastic, Inc., August 1999. ISBN: 0590960016

Historical Context
Central Park has no playgrounds when it was first constructed.  The children and their families would gather at the park on Sunday afternoons.

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