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Plug Uglies: The Gang with Their Own City

By Nick Dupree (Yesteeyear.com, 4/11/2012) “…The Plug Uglies grew and grew to be the most powerful and feared club of nativist thugs in history, the term “plug ugly” itself becoming genericized to mean any such stovepipe hat-wearing street tough. While … Continue reading

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Awl-Mighty Mobs

By Brennen Jensen (Baltimore City Paper, 10/28/1998) On Nov. 3, Baltimoreans (well, about half of them anyway) will march to the polls to vote. Public schools will be closed and the evening’s sitcoms will be interrupted as the results trickle … Continue reading

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