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Baltimore Sun advertisement 1850

The Cost of a Journey to California in 1850: A Baltimore Sun Advertisement

Take a look at this Baltimore Sun advertisement from 1850 for the steamship Cherokee, commanded by Henry Windle, departing for Chagres, Panama. See how much it cost to travel to California before the Panama Canal was built! A state room was $100, or $3,000 today, and passage to California was $300, or $9,000 today.

Cal Ripken Jr. high school photo - 1978

The 1978 Cal Ripken Jr. High School Championship Game

Before Cal Ripken Jr. was an Oriole, he was a Maryland high school champion. Read about the 1978 championship game, where Cal Ripken Jr. pitched Aberdeen to the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Class A baseball title.

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