Sunday, October 12, 2014

Snakes in Tunnel of Love (Glen Echo Park, 1940)

Washington Post
11 October 2014

By John Kelly

[…] In the summer of 1940, the snake rumor finally reached the segregated Glen Echo. Everyone seemed to know someone who knew someone who had first-hand knowledge. Not only were there supposedly snakes in the Tunnel of Love — actually called the World Cruise at Glen Echo — there were snakes in the park’s famed Crystal Pool. Things were so dire that the park had been forced to close. […]