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Police Crack Down on 'Mashers' in Park

Sept. 21, 1909, Hollingsworth

Cartoonist Edmund Waller "Ted" Gale draws W.I. Hollingsworth.

Sept. 21, 1909, Mashers

Sept. 21, 1909: Police crack down on mashers in Eastlake Park, which is now Lincoln Park. "These young rowdies attempt to flirt with every girl they see," said John Butler, sergeant of the traffic squad. "They make eyes at them and if the girls will not flirt, they make indecent remarks."

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