Did you know…

Did you know

 

 During the 1800s, Baltimore served as the second greatest port of entry for United States immigrants. Fells Point was second to Ellis Island 

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 The first black-owned shipyard in the United States is now an African American heritage site, the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum. 

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 Baltimore was the first United States city to illuminate its streets using hydrogen gas in 1816. Electricity replaced these lamps a considerable time ago. 

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 Mr. Trash Wheel has collected over 441 tons of trash since he was installed in 2014 

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 Baltimore is home to the first cathedral in the United States – The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  

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The World Trade Building is the tallest five-sided building in the world 

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 Baltimore is the birthplace of the American Railroad

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 Natty Boh is the reason why you can pick up a six-pack of your favorite beer. Knowing that four would be too few and eight would be too much, the brewing company was the first to issue six-packs in the 1940s. 

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 Tom Clancy was a part owner of the Baltimore Orioles before he died in Baltimore in 2013. 

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 The first dental school in the country opened at the University Of Maryland. 

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  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    Wow, I literally knew NONE of these. How cool! I seriously love this post and would absolutely love to see more like this! What a creative idea for a post!

  • Jen

    How cool!! I had no idea about these facts.

  • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

    What a great idea for a post. I hardly knew any of these facts. These photos are stunning, what a beautiful city we have <3

  • http://lostrightdirection.blogspot.com/ Jenn

    I knew absolutely none of these facts and I’ve lived here my whole life. Thanks for sharing!