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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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The Peabody Book Shop: One for the books… Or Not.

The Peabody Book Shop was ‘a place where respectable people could come for a sandwich and a glass of beer.’ By Mary K. Zajac (Style Magazine, Sept/Oct 2009) Come in,” the sign above the basement door at 913 N. Charles … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s Grand Old Amusement Parks

Wild Ride Baltimore’s grand old amusement parks were the original pleasure palaces, offering exciting sights and sounds — from the Racer Dip to the Human Laundry Ride to Klatawa the Diving Horse. They also offered a way to, in H.L. … Continue reading

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