Then-and-now pictures: Hanover Street Bridge

19402018Then Traffic and streetcars cross the Hanover Street Bridge in 1940.Baltimore SunNow Traffic crosses the 101-year-old Hanover Street bridge between Port Covington and Cherry Hill.Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun

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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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    A presidential scrap touches down at the Havre de Grace Opera House

    On successive afternoons in May 1912, Havre de Grace and its then 41-year-old Opera House — a building celebrating its one-year anniversary this month of being reborn (after a $4 million face-lift) as The Cultural Center at the Opera House — played host to one of the most spirited presidential...

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  • The Art of storytelling

    The Art of storytelling

    Fifty years ago, Art Donovan lumbered into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The first Baltimore Colt inducted, Donovan, a defensive tackle, played 12 years, winning NFL championships in 1958 and 1959. Enshrined on Aug. 3, 1968, he died 45 years later, almost to the day, on Aug. 4,...

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    How Ellicott City's spirits lifted after a devastating flood — in 1972

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  • When canning was a vibrant industry in Baltimore

    When canning was a vibrant industry in Baltimore

    A dish of stewed tomatoes was once a familiar presence on Baltimore dinner tables. Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey once canned 65 percent of the country’s processed tomatoes. Canned tomatoes with some cornstarch, spices and sugar added, took their place alongside mashed potatoes and canned peas...

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    Retro Baltimore Trivia

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  • In 1925, the world watched as spelunker Floyd Collins was trapped in a cave

    In 1925, the world watched as spelunker Floyd Collins was trapped in a cave

    Last week, the world nervously watched and waited to learn the fate of the Thai soccer players and their coach. A similar occurrence happened in 1925, when spelunker Floyd Collins became trapped in Crystal Cave, which is also known as Sand Cave, in Cave City, Ky., resulting in a worldwide media...

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    Retro Baltimore Trivia

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  • 'Remember their service': A Fourth of July toast to the Evening Sun Newsboys' Band — and The Capital Gazette

    'Remember their service': A Fourth of July toast to the Evening Sun Newsboys' Band — and The Capital Gazette

    After five members of The Evening Sun’s Newsboys’ Band died in a July 4 boat fire in Crisfield in 1924, scores of people braved an impending storm to pay their respects at the burial at Loudon Park Cemetery. Ninety-four years later, a group of more than a dozen Baltimore Sun and Evening Sun journalists...

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