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When the Orioles played at Union Park

It took nearly three years and $110 million to build Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Union Park, home of the celebrated 19th-century Orioles, went up in 17 days at a cost of $7,500. Built in a jiffy in 1891, that stadium served Baltimore’s first championship baseball team, which captured three straight...

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Baltimore and the surrounding area sure has changed a lot in its centuries-long history. But many traditions and landmarks from decades ago are still around today, give or take a few variations.More

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  • Preakness Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival through the years

    Preakness Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival through the years

    With the 2017 Preakness Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival set to kick off Thursday, May 18, at the Howard County Fairgrounds, we pulled some photos from our archives looking back at the event. For more information on this year's event, click here.

  • This week in Columbia's History: When Mary Stuart kept her name, a ripple effect began in women's rights

    This week in Columbia's History: When Mary Stuart kept her name, a ripple effect began in women's rights

    On May 10, 1972, a Howard County judge ruled that Mary Stuart, a 22-year-old who had kept her last name after marriage, would have to register to vote under her husband's name. When the Maryland Court of Appeals reversed the decision later that year and allowed Stuart to keep her name, the Columbia...

  • Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Put your best guess in the “comments” field. Here’s today’s trivia:   QUESTION:  Who played in the first college ice hockey game, and where...

  • When the Hindenburg flew over Baltimore

    When the Hindenburg flew over Baltimore

    It took bad weather over southern New Jersey on Aug. 8, 1936 -- that precluded the giant Hindenburg from mooring at 10 a.m. that morning at the U.S. Naval Air Station at Lakehurst after completing a 5,060-mile trans-Atlantic voyage that had commenced 67 hours and 31 minutes earlier from Frankfort,...

  • Retro HoCo: 25 years of Wine in the Woods

    Retro HoCo: 25 years of Wine in the Woods

    Downtown Columbia’s Symphony Woods may be in the midst of redevelopment, but at least one thing has remained constant for 25 years: For one weekend each May, the shady park just outside Merriweather Post Pavilion transforms into one of the area’s largest gatherings of wine lovers. When Wine in...

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  • The Towsontown Spring Festival at 50

    The Towsontown Spring Festival at 50

  • Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Put your best guess in the “comments” field. Here’s today’s trivia:   QUESTION:  Who was the Johns Hopkins post-doctoral fellow who discovered...

  • How the Kinetic Sculpture Race came to Baltimore

    How the Kinetic Sculpture Race came to Baltimore

    Baltimore takes great pride in the annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, but the event actually got its start in California, with an eccentric sculptor named Hobart Brown. “He looked exactly like the Monopoly man,” said Theresa Segreti, director of design for the American Visionary Art Museum. He always...

  • Lemon sticks at FlowerMart

    Lemon sticks at FlowerMart

    Shots of Baltimoreans enjoying lemon sticks at FlowerMart have been a favorite subject of Baltimore Sun photographers through the years. Browse nostalgic images from The Sun's archive. --Compiled by Richard Gorelick and Paul McCardell

  • Something borrowed, something blue: Baltimore County weddings from the past

    Something borrowed, something blue: Baltimore County weddings from the past

  • Maryland Film Festival debuts a renovated Parkway theater that stays true to its 102-year history

    Maryland Film Festival debuts a renovated Parkway theater that stays true to its 102-year history

    Wiping away 102 years' worth of dirt, wear, crumbling plaster and the shards of misuse from the Parkway theater was never going to be easy. And to the credit of those running the Maryland Film Festival, they opted against even trying. "When we walked into the building a few years back — 100 years...

  • When the Parkway opened for the first time

    When the Parkway opened for the first time

    Wednesday’s grand re-opening of the 102-year-old Parkway Theatre, re-christened the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway and now permanent home to the Maryland Film Festival, has quite the legacy to live up to. “Parkway like London cinema palace,” promised an advance look at the North Avenue movie...

  • Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Put your best guess in the “comments” field. Here’s today’s trivia:   QUESTION:  What was the original name of Oriole Park at 29th Street and...

  • Club baseball boom might have started 30 years ago at Loyola College

    Club baseball boom might have started 30 years ago at Loyola College

    Thirty years later, the stories abound: how, in 1987, a group of 15 baseball-starved Loyola College students organized a club team, cleared a rock-strewn field and suited up, in hand-me-down jerseys, to play varsity teams from other schools.

  • What's in a name: Maryland cities, towns and communities

    What's in a name: Maryland cities, towns and communities

    Learn the origins of our local community names. Want more? View the full series, including the background of our county, stadium and river names.

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