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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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“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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Pratt Library: Your Hustling Journey Starts Here

Having just watched National Geographic’s expose of Baltimore – “Heroin Capital of America” – on “The High Wire” episode of their popular Drugs, Inc. television series, we are still blown away by the unintentional product placement the drug hustlers gave … Continue reading

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