Author Archives: Tom Warner

True Detective Stories from the Annals of the Maryland Police

28 Articles by Alexander Gifford in the “Baltimore News-Post” and “Baltimore American” from April 13-June 3, 1936 In the spring of 1936, legendary reporter-broadcaster Alexander Gifford selected 28 of the most sensational turn-of-the-century crime stories culled from Baltimore and Maryland … Continue reading

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H. L. Mencken rips Gum-shoe Steiner & sour old maids at Pratt Library

The following excerpt was published in yesterday’s Baltimore Sun (“Sage Words” by Mary Carole McCauley, September 21, 2014). It’s taken from H.L. Mencken, “The Days Trilogy, Expanded Edition,” edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers (Copyright 2014 by The Library of America, … Continue reading

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“Route 66″ gets its kicks in Baltimore, Maryland

And Buz Murdock does geneology research at Pratt Library! “The Mud Nest” Route 66: Season 2, Episode 7 November 10, 1961 An encounter with a rural Maryland family bearing a striking resemblance to him leads Buz (George Maharis) to Baltimore … Continue reading

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