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Recent Sun articles and columns on state history

  • Landmark Waverly shoe repair shop closes its doors after 90 years

    Landmark Waverly shoe repair shop closes its doors after 90 years

    After 90 years of repairing shoes and other leather goods, Hack's Shoe Repair, a fixture in Waverly since 1922, will close its doors for good this week. Its owner, Frank Booker, a veteran cobbler who has owned and operated the business in the 3400 block of Greenmount Ave. since 1968, has decided...

  • A photographic tour of Towson

    A photographic tour of Towson

    Melissa Schehlein's recently published book contrasts the largely vanished old Towson with the new

  • Boston mayor had defused racial tensions

    Boston mayor had defused racial tensions

    Kevin White, who died in January, steered city through aftermath of King assassination and school desegregation

  • The life and fate of Alger Hiss remains a hot topic among readers

    "The other curious thing about the Hiss case is the psychology of believing that Hiss was a spy, which requires abandoning much of what we know about rational thought." — Newspaper columnist Molly Ivins in 1996 I knew that my Alger Hiss column from a few weeks back would elicit plenty of mail,...

  • Reminders of the 'Greatest Game' filled John Unitas' Golden Arm

    Too bad we can't jump in the car today and drive to Johnny Unitas' Golden Arm restaurant in Rodgers Forge and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1958 championship game between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants with a hearty meal and a couple of cold ones. But don't bother steering for...

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