This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The parks are supported mainly by a tax on the passenger rail road companies. This source of income yielded $85,575.13 last year. The popularity of the park is attested by the figures 286,041 vehicles drove through Druid Hill Park, 23,995 came in on horseback, 140,035 came in on passenger carsand 392,471 walked in. We believe the passenger cars pay one cent a head for every passenger carried over the city roads. "We see by this that they receive $8,402 for carrying the passengers at 6 cents per head to Druid Hill Park alone; so that if the street car companies of Baltimore are under one organization they can well afford to pay the tax; and it is a matter of surprise that other cities do not take some similar manner of making those who reap the great profit, bear a proportional part of the public burthens.