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In the 1920's in Ocean City, 30 of the 32 hotels were run by women "The Petticoat Regime". #ocmd

In the in Ocean City, 30 of the 32 hotels were run by women "The Petticoat Regime".

The Beckman Family in a rolling chair on the Boardwalk in 1937

The Beckman Family in a rolling chair on the Boardwalk in 1937

The Dennis Hotel was built on the southeast corner of Dorchester Street and Baltimore Avenue by Ella and Reverly Dennis in 1892. The four-story frame hotel was a successful venture but never of the status of the more upscale hotels of that era, such as the Atlantic or the Plimhimmon.  She is also remembered for her famous quote that “Ocean City is a town 70% built by women and run by women -- and the men are all henpecked.”

The Dennis Hotel was built on the southeast corner of Dorchester Street and Baltimore Avenue by Ella and Reverly Dennis in 1892. The four-story frame hotel was a successful venture but never of the status of the more upscale hotels of that era, such as the Atlantic or the Plimhimmon. She is also remembered for her famous quote that “Ocean City is a town 70% built by women and run by women -- and the men are all henpecked.”

1960’s  Image by hbk1955 via Flickr  Look familiar? Ocean City wasn’t so different back then. I bet a lot of the games at Playland are still the same, well, maybe the skeeball games are still the same.

Ocean City was established as a resort in 1875 and for years the Boardwalk has been walked on and enjoyed by many. If you’ve ever visited, you probably hav

Old picture of a boardwalk motel

The Roosevelt Hotel - North Division Street - 1955 owners Mr.

The Great Fire of 1925 (taken at the site of the Atlantic Hotel on the Boardwalk between Wicomico and Somerset Streets following the fire) Bunk Mann, author of Vanishing Ocean City,http://vanishingoceancity.com/

The Great Fire of 1925 (taken at the site of the Atlantic Hotel on the Boardwalk between Wicomico and Somerset Streets following the fire) Bunk Mann, author of Vanishing Ocean City,http://vanishingoceancity.com/

Collection of Violet Cropper Davis  A ride on an oxen-drawn cart was a pleasurable treat for those who vacationed at Ocean City.  This 1912 photograph shows guests of the Belmont Hotel enjoying a ride along the surf.

Collection of Violet Cropper Davis A ride on an oxen-drawn cart was a pleasurable treat for those who vacationed at Ocean City. This 1912 photograph shows guests of the Belmont Hotel enjoying a ride along the surf.

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