Baltimore culture

The History of a Baltimore Favorite: Scrapple

You either love it or hate it, but one thing is for sure: Scrapple is here to stay! The Pennsylvania Dutch call it Pannhaas or "pan rabbit." Scrapple is traditionally a mixture of pork trimmings and scraps that are combined with cornmeal, wheat or buckwheat flour and a variety of spices. This...
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Why Does Mr. Boh Only Have One Eye?

Ever since I was a kid, I wondered why Mr. Boh, who has been a Baltimore advertising icon since 1933, only had one eye . It has remained a mystery with no clear cut answer. I’ve only been able to find out small tidbits, but haven’t been able to crack the case. A former Vice President of Marketing...
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Painted Screens: A Baltimore Tradition Since 1913

Painted screens are one of the things that make our city so unique. As a child, I can remember seeing them throughout neighborhoods like Highlandtown and Canton. But, where did the tradition begin? According to The Baltimore Painted Screen Society , it all began in the summer of 1913 in Northeast...
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The History of Baltimore's Iconic Formstone

You either love it or hate it. Film director and Baltimore native John Waters described it as "the polyester of brick.” Formstone is the artificial stone façade that covers the original brick of many Baltimore rowhomes. Let’s look at the history of this mid-century iconic Baltimore faux-stone:...
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You Know You're From Baltimore If You Remember...

I'm a Baltimore girl and I love our city! I'm also a nostalgic person who likes to reminisce about the places, people and things that made our city unique. They may be long gone, but they're certainly not forgotten. You know you're from Baltimore if you remember... Eating at Pollack Johnnie's...
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Maryland Trivia Quiz

Okay, my fellow Marylanders...It's time to test your knowledge of The Land of Pleasant Living. Let's see how well you know The Old Line State. I am a Maryland girl- born and raised here. I love my state and I especially love learning about all its quirks and the things that make it unique. Take...
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You Know You're From Baltimore If You Remember...

I'm a Baltimore girl and I love our city! I'm also a nostalgic person who likes to reminisce about the places, people and things that made our city unique. They may be long gone, but they're certainly not forgotten. You know you're from Baltimore if you remember... White Coffee Pot Family Inns...
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