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Secret Service Agent Robs Maryland Bank

Now this is not something you’ll read everyday … or ever really. Except in 1981. We came across this article in The Baltimore Sun from September 23rd of that year. A 29-year-old White House guard has been charge with the gunpoint...
Laurel, Maryland. July 31, 1922. "Two B&O freights wrecked in head-on crash at Laurel switch." National Photo Company glass negative (Shorpy)

Massive Head-On Train Collision in Laurel

This photo begs further investigation (click on it for high-resolution). Source: Shorpy This looks like a massive train wreck (obviously), and what continues to amaze me is in those days, people would rapidly gather around a crash site to inspect...
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Henry Elphinstone Wins the 1911 Laurel to D.C. Marathon

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 faster than the...