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  • Youthful bandits arrested after theft in 1924 [History Matters]

    September 1965 Unreal estate  From the Real Estate ads: "Howard Co., New All Brick Ranchers w/ 3 bedrms, l  l/2 tile baths, full din. rm, basement, fireplace & carport, over 1 Acre lots, convenient to Rt. 40. $22,900 "Sykesville — Like New 3...
  • Star-spangled predictions [Editorial]

    Star-spangled predictions  [Editorial]
    One hundred years ago today, The Sun's editorial board commemorated the centennial of the defense of Fort McHenry and Francis Scott Key's writing of what would become the national anthem by offering predictions of what the world — and Baltimore...
  • Rare letter by Ft. McHenry's George Armistead to be auctioned

    Rare letter by Ft. McHenry's George Armistead to be auctioned
    A rare and previously unknown letter by George Armistead, commander of Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, is going under the auction gavel this week at an auction house in Chesapeake City, Cecil County. The May 3, 1811 letter, which has an...
  • Marylanders connect to ancestors who lived through Battle of Baltimore

    Marylanders connect to ancestors who lived through Battle of Baltimore
    One reads it in a diary entry. Another hears it in a song. Yet another feels it in an aging mansion. The War of 1812 is often referred to as a forgotten war. Yet for the descendants of those who witnessed the Battle of Baltimore, the conflict remains...
  • Ahead of Star Spangled Spectacular, Baltimore zeros in on security, traffic logistics

    Ahead of Star Spangled Spectacular, Baltimore zeros in on security, traffic logistics
    The buzz will start downtown early next week before growing to a roar a few days later as the harbor fills with tall ships, the skies with flashy jet formations and the city's largest tourist attractions with massive crowds. More than a million visitors...
  • Defender's Day weekend celebration invades Fort Howard

    Defender's Day weekend celebration invades Fort Howard
    The Maryland National Guard will join with the Dundalk Patapsco Neck Historical Society Museum and 12 other organizations presenting events at the Battle of North Point Bicentennial on Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7, at Fort Howard Park, 9500 North...
  • Broad stripes, bright stars

    As we prepare for the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore next week, a decent respect for historical accuracy demands attention to a few details.  They are drawn from Steve Vogel's well-researched and eminently readable Through the Perilous Fight:...
  • 'Banner' a hit song with staying power

    'Banner' a hit song with staying power
    The sight that stirred Francis Scott Key on the morning of Sept. 14, 1814, from the deck of a ship on the Patapsco River, not only gave proof of the country's ability to survive a war with Britain. It also generated the verses that, set to a song of...
  • Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular

    Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular
    As the nation's eyes turn to Baltimore for the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 next week, city leaders hope to capitalize on what one official called "the largest tourism event in our city's history" and the chance to showcase the city in...
  • Dundalk commemorates forgotten battle of a forgotten war

    Dundalk commemorates forgotten battle of a forgotten war
    If the War of 1812 is the forgotten war, then the landing of the British near Dundalk is perhaps a battle few ever knew even happened. But to thousands of visitors to Fort Howard this weekend, the Battle of North Point was vivid — they felt the...
  • Traffic: Crash at Goucher College Drive in Towson

    Traffic: Crash at Goucher College Drive in Towson
    Baltimore County Police reported a crash in Towson at Goucher College Drive and Locustvale Road at 8:58 a.m. on Monday. Northbound Dulaney Valley Road is shut down at Fairmont Avenue, police said. The state Department of Transportation reported a...
  • From Baltimore to Barney, Howard historical society delves into the War of 1812

    From Baltimore to Barney, Howard historical society delves into the War of 1812
    Baltimore's role in the War of 1812 was more than the battle at Fort McHenry and the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Privateering — the practice of attacking and seizing foreign vessels — was legal during the war, and Baltimore's...