Baltimore Local Customs

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  • 1. Notable Places

    Baltimore City has over 200 neighborhoods and there are more in Baltimore County. My husband grew up in Rodgers Forge in Baltimore County-between York Rd and Bellona Avenue, just north of city line....

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  • 2. People of Baltimore

    I took this picture in my passenger side mirror while I was stopped at a light. It's not as good of course as the photo by the qunitessential Baltimore photographer A. Aubrey Bodine's poster...

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  • 3. Row Houses

    Another typical old time Baltimore custom was painting scenes on window screens. This not only decorated the house, but also allowed the window to remain open and people inside to have the benefit of...

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  • 4. The 'Hons' of Baltimore

    Many Baltimoreans will call you "hon". Don't get offended....it's not meant to be an insult or degrading to women (and men). It's just a Baltimore thing. We call everybody "hon", whether we know your...

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  • 5. Beer

    National Bohemian Beer was established in 1885 in Baltimore. The beer ceased to be brewed in Maryland in 2000. Natty Boh was locally owned until a merger with Canadian brewer Carling in 1973. In...

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  • 6. Snoballs

    Many people have snow cone stands in their front yards or out in front of stores. They are simply a paper cone of shaved ice with some flavor of syrup poured in for color. They aren't expensive, so I...

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  • 7. Media

    "Please do not deliver the Examiner to this house" I had a good chuckle when I saw these signs on several adjacent rowhouses in the Federal Hill district, it appears that the Examiner is a free...

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  • 8. Crabs

    Crabs are as much a part of Baltimore culture as anything possibly could be. If you visit Baltimore, you MUST have some sort of crab dish complet with Old Bay seasoning. The common way to eat crabs is...

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  • 9. The Baltimore Orioles

    Baltimore residents really get into their professional sports teams -- apparently more than their religions, if you check the adjacent photo. Local athletes like Johnny Unitas and Cal Ripken Jr. are...

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  • 10. Universities

    College of Notre Dame of Maryland Also known as the CONDOM school....... A college for women. for some unknown reason, CONDOM students don't like to be called CONDOM students... I don't understand...

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  • 11. Defender's Day

    Defender's Day is a local Baltimore holiday celebrating the September 14, 1814 victory over the invading British that saved the city from certain destruction. While it's true that most Baltimoreans...

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