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 asked his opinion about Georgetown's prospects had the city of W...

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 when you stand on the platform of the old Baltimore and O...

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 interesting posts on the subject lately, over at Kim Bender's The Loc...

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 first for the region and the country. In the fa...

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 2 hours 16 minutes and 40 seconds. This was a full two minutes ...

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