Baltimore

waterfront view of Georgetown in the 1790s

That claim might come as  a shock to you, but the city's most famous and wealthy resident of the 19th century, William Corcoran was...

Point of Rocks railroad station

This is one of the most, if not the most, beautiful railroad stations in America. You can easily be captivated and transported back to 1873...

Murder Bay in 1855 (Smithsonian)

The old neighborhood of Murder Bay intrigues me -- I'm sure the name itself piques your macabre interest -- and have seen a couple...

A Pan Am 707 on the runway

Aviation has a strong history in the Washington area. Following on the heels of our last aeronautical first (Concorde at Dulles), here is another...

Henry Elphinstone

Technically, it wasn't a full marathon as it was only 20 miles, but young Henry Elphinstone from Baltimore finished first with a time of...

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