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Great Baltimore Fire (1904)

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  • Coffee house suggestions and more on Firehouse Coffee

     
    In the post on best places to get a great cup of coffee, I wasn't as clear as I should have been. I was hoping for independently owned coffee bars, shops or houses, or at the very least fairly local...
  • Anniversary of The Great Baltimore Fire

     
    From the Sun's print edition:Baltimore Sun librarian Paul McCardell offers this post: From the Sun archives: The Great Baltimore Fire started on the morning of Feb. 7, 1904, at John E. Hurst building located near present day 1st Mariner Arena....

    Cold winter so far; more on the way?

    After area residents endured the seventh coldest January on record, for some it was an unwelcome sight when Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Sunday portending six more weeks of winter. No matter what Phil's handlers said he saw when they yanked him...

    150 years ago, the bloodshed started here

    150 years ago, the bloodshed started here
    A good deal of blood was spilled on both sides. … It was one battle from the President Street Depo —- to the Camden Street depot — I can say no more. Baltimorean Catherine N. Smith, April 1861 One week after the bloodless...

    Open house at Baltimore Fire Museum might be its last

    The helmet looks much the way it did when Morris Hunt wore it into a burning building on Leadenhall Street in the summer of 1965. He managed to get out, but he didn't survive. His daughter, Drue Jenkins, came to the Baltimore Fire Museum in the old...