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Historical Trivia

This is historical trivia about Baltimore.

Mayor D’Alesandro Protests Suburban Virginia Airport for D.C. (1949)

This is a great post that we’re sharing on our sister site, Ghosts of DC. Airline traffic was getting too heavy for National Airport to handle by the end of the 1940s. The region’s second airport...

The Ghosts of Old Memorial Stadium

Remember old Memorial Stadium? Some great memories from that place. We dug up a large number of photos taken of the stadium in its waning days. Take a look at them below, and if you want to...
glass of whisky

Prohibition-Era “Whisky Special” Train to Washington

Continuing the Prohibition theme for this week, here’s an article that we dug up from The Baltimore Sun, printed on November 28th, 1918. Remember that Prohibition started earlier in D.C. with President Wilson signing the Sheppard Act into law, inaugurating the...
Colonel Hawkins

Confederate Officer’s Opinion of Lincoln’s Assassination

This is an interesting, short article from The Baltimore Sun, printed on April 27th, 1865. It’s a letter to the newspaper from a Confederate officer, imprisoned at Camp Chase in Ohio after the end of the Civil...
Frienship International Airport

What Was The First Flight to Land at Friendship (BWI) and Who Was the First Passenger?

Now this is some excellent trivia for you. The first flight to use the airport was Eastern Air Lines en route from Atlanta to Newark, landing just after midnight on July 24th. Source: Kilduffs Below is...
1979 Camden Yards plan

Camden Yards Development Project Canceled

This isn't the Camden Yards you're probably thinking of. We stumbled across an interesting article in the Baltimore Sun from 1984.
Lafayette Square

City of Baltimore vs. the United States; Baltimore Not “Loyal” During Civil War

Now this is a fascinating find from the Baltimore Sun, printed on February 27th, 1908. Most of the Civil War buffs out there know that Baltimore had questionable to nonexistent loyalty to the Union during the Civil...
Roland Park plan

Roland Park: Most Fashionable and Pretentious Suburb

What is the history of Roland Park near Baltimore, Maryland? Take a look at some of the early neighborhood plans from the 1900s.
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The History of Traffic Lights in Baltimore

We wrote a post quite some time ago chronicling the history of traffic lights in Washington. Of course we have to do a little digging and see what the story is behind Baltimore’s traffic lights. The...