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“Castle Thunder, The Catons, and Catonsville’s Historical Myths”

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off

"Castle Thunder, The Catons, and Catonsville's Historical Myths" (History Trails 42, no. 4 excerpt) By: John McGrain 2011 Numerous sources, including Dr. George C. Keidel, Emily Emerson Lantz, Kate Mason Roland, several unidentified writers for the Sun, the American, the Argus, and an historic roadside marker describe an extinct structure titled 'Castle Thunder' as the early home of Richard and Mary Caton – for whom the town of Catonsville, Maryland is named. The sources repeat a legend that Castle Thunder was the Catons' home before completion of their...

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On the Susquehannocks: Natives having used Baltimore County as hunting grounds

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off

  The Susquehannocks’ Prosperity & Early European Contact By: Adam Youssi 2006           The Susquehannock Native Americans of North America have an impressive history.  This tribe from what is now the eastern United States began as a very small nation along the northern Susquehanna River watershed in what became New York State.  We know little of the Susquehannocks prior to their first recorded encounters with Europeans in 1608 when Captain John Smith of Jamestown, Virginia, encountered them on his voyage into the Chesapeake Bay.  Archeology has taken on the task...

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Shanklin Collection

Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Media Bar | Comments Off

Shanklin Collection

Shanklin Archival Collection

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Hutzler’s Department Store

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Media Bar | Comments Off

Hutzler’s Department Store

Historic Photo of Hutzler's Department store in Towson, Christmas 1952

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Sparrows Point Ore Boat P004311

Posted by on May 3, 2012 in Media Bar | Comments Off

Sparrows Point Ore Boat P004311

Ore boat at Sparrows Point Shipyard.

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