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The unsolved case of Clare Stone, the Baltimore girl who went missing 97 years ago

The unsolved case of Clare Stone, the Baltimore girl who went missing 97 years ago

The story that appeared 97 years ago today still resonates when the name Clare Stone is mentioned.

An 8-year-old schoolgirl left her Elmora Avenue home near Clifton Park. She normally caught a southbound Belair Road streetcar and transferred at North Avenue. Her destination was a brick schoolhouse at Wolfe Street, the Christopher Columbus Elementary School.

But she never made it — and for generations later, Baltimore parents have warned their children about winding up like Clare Stone. It is a chilling cautionary tale.

It’s also a story that will not go away. Members of a Facebook group, the Northeast Baltimore History Roundtable, recently discussed the case.

“Kids...

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