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Roland Park plat 5 - pg 6

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Detailed Map of Roland Park from 1911

Check out these great old plats of Roland Park from November 8th, 1911. Source: Maryland State Archives

JFK and Jackie in Dallas, 1963

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Local Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Kennedy

Source: Baltimore Post-Examiner We wrote the other day about Kennedy’s visit to Baltimore at Patterson Park. Well, we found another story related to that visit in 1962, with a darker side. This is an...

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Old Color Postcard of Johns Hopkins Hospital

Check out this great old postcard of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The date is unknown, but I’m guessing it was somewhere in the early 1900s. Source: National Institutes of Health

Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Terrific Drawing of Johns Hopkins Hospital

This is a great drawing of Johns Hopkins Hospital that we found on the NIH website. Source: National Institutes of Health

Kennedy in helicopter (1961)

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Kennedy Visits Patterson Park in ’62

Maybe a group of you remember this visit? We came across a neat story in The Baltimore Guide detailing an individual’s memories of meeting the President during his 1962 visit to the city. On...

proposed 20 million gallon reservoir for Baltimore

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Map of Proposed 20 Billion Gallon Reservoir

This is a cool map that we found in The Baltimore Sun, from Thursday, November 5th, 1908. The initial funding of $5 million that year provided for building the dams necessary for the Loch Raven...

The 804-foot-long dirigible Hindenburg, the "Titanic of the Skies," soars above the Bromo-Seltzer Tower on its way to Lakehurst (N.J.) Naval Air Station on August 11, 1936. Nine months later, it would explode at Lakehurst, killing 35 passengers and crew. (Baltimore Sun)

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Photo of Hindenburg Flying Over Baltimore in 1936

This is an incredible photo from 1936, showing the Hindenburg floating over Baltimore. Nine months later came the horrific accident in New Jersey. Make sure you share this one with family and friends on...

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Detailed Map of Guilford From 1926

Here’s a great find from the Maryland State Archives website. It’s a detailed plat of Guilford from May 10th, 1926.   Source: Maryland State Archives

Baltimore Medical College (1908)

Faces & Places of Yesterday

Baltimore Medical College in 1908

This is a great old image of the Baltimore Medical College as it looked in 1908. Source: National Institutes of Medicine

plane crash at Memorial Stadium 1976

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Plane Crashes Into Memorial Stadium

Donald Kroner crashed a plane into Baltimore's Memorial Stadium in 1976 after a Colts vs. Steelers game. Nobody was injured, but it made for a crazy story the next day.