Category Archives: Roadside Attractions

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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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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