Category Archives: Hampden

Whimsical taxidermy catches on in Baltimore

By Julie Scharper (The Baltimore Sun, 2/19/2014) This is not your dad’s stuffed deer head. After decades of being relegated to man caves and hunting lodges, taxidermy is hip. Three television shows delve into the art of preserving animals, and … Continue reading

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The Year Without a Mayor’s Christmas Parade…

…and The Ghosts of Mayor’s Christmas Parades Past By Tom Warner (Baltimore Or Less) No, that’s not the title of  an old Rankin/Bass holiday TV special, but a lament for the 2013 Mayor’s Christmas Parade in Hampden, which was cancelled … Continue reading

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Hampden’s “Improved Order of Red Men” at Mayor’s Christmas Parade (1983)

Lou Catelli uncovered this treasure trove of Hampden’s Red Men participating in the Mayor’s Annual Christmas Parade in the early 80s. ‘Red Men’ selling longtime lodge in Hampden By Larry Perl (Baltimore Sun, 3/5/2013) In 1893, a group of Baltimore patriots … Continue reading

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Bizarre Parade Floats Abound at Mayor’s Christmas Parade in Hampden, Maryland

An oldie but goodie from the Baltimore Or Less Christmas archives. Happy Holidays! Shriners ride miniature vehicles, the crippled children’s float, and the most surreal float of all: The Vietnam Vet “Reindeer Hunter” float. From Atomic TV’s 1997 Holiday Special: The … Continue reading

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