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Retro Baltimore: Pets

We love our pets. They share our homes for a handful of years, and they hold a place in our hearts forever. If you've had a pet that you still think about fondly, we'd love to see photos. Send us pictures of you and your pets from yesteryear.  Upload your photos here | Previous Retro photo posts

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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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  • This week in Columbia history: Fred Weaver becomes first African-American on Howard County board

    This week in Columbia history: Fred Weaver becomes first African-American on Howard County board

    In March 1969, Howard County Executive Omar Jones appointed Columbia resident Fred Weaver to the county personnel board. The first African-American to be named to a county board, Weaver, 78, said he dedicated his service to diversifying the county's employees. His 10-year tenure, Weaver said, was...

  • 50 years of Columbia in 50 photos

    50 years of Columbia in 50 photos

    2017 marks Columbia's golden anniversary. In observence of the community's 50th year, here's a visual look back at Columbia since its beginning.

  • Mad success for three Maryland basketball teams in 1974

    Mad success for three Maryland basketball teams in 1974

    Had the term “March Madness” been in vogue in 1974, the state of Maryland would have epitomized it. That was the year two college basketball teams made history hereabouts, and a third just missed by a whisker. Forty-three years ago, the Morgan State men won the NCAA College Division championship...

  • 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 two newspapers had their offices on Pratt Street across...

  • Retro Baltimore: St. Patrick's Day through the years

    Retro Baltimore: St. Patrick's Day through the years

    St. Patrick's Day has brought revelry to the streets of Baltimore for decades. Take a look through The Baltimore Sun photo archives for some Irish festivities of years past. For photos from the 2017 parade, click here. 

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  • Remembering the Baltimore Seaport Taxi tragedy of 2004

    Remembering the Baltimore Seaport Taxi tragedy of 2004

    Five people died when a water taxi capsized in a sudden fierce gust of wind near Fort McHenry in Baltimore 13 years ago today. The deaths aboard the now-defunct Seaport Taxi — which closed following the March 6, 2004 incident — remain the only fatalities on a water taxi in Baltimore. Two crew members...

  • Small pins, big hopes: With duckpin bowling, longstanding Baltimore tradition hopes for a resurgence

    Small pins, big hopes: With duckpin bowling, longstanding Baltimore tradition hopes for a resurgence

    Thomas Harvey stared straight ahead for a moment, then took a few strides, cocked his arm back and, with a swift underarm motion, heaved a round, three-pound missile down the lane with all his might. The ball hit the head pin just slightly off-center, and carnage ensued. Within moments, all 10...

  • 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 film about The Baltimore Sun was nominated for an Oscar? Submit...

  • The evolution of the railroad dining car

    The evolution of the railroad dining car

    Dinner aboard a dining car has always been an exhilarating and a vastly enjoyable experience even if the cuisine isn’t always of five-star quality. Has there ever been a more novel restaurant designed by humankind than a railroad dining car, where the unfolding scene and atmosphere outside the...

  • Quintessential Old Baltimore

    Quintessential Old Baltimore

    Baltimoreans love nostalgia. And we're here to celebrate that often sepia-toned city that lives in memory -- the Baltimore of Hutzler's, the Congress Hotel, Jerry Turner and Al Sanders, Martick's Restaurant Francais and Read's drugstores. Invoking the ghosts of Baltimore's past, we've plumbed the...

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