Baltimore is 291 years old.
Baltimore, a key East Coast port city, received more European immigrants entering the US in the 19th and 20th centuries than any other city, except for New York.
Named after British Baron Baltimore, some of its famous sons and daughters include Edgar Allan Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Cass Elliot, Frank Zappa, Tom Clancy, Edit Hamilton, Thurgood Marshall, Michael Phelps, to name a few. Carl Ripken Jr. and Johnny Unitas played ball here, one with baseball and the other with pigskin, and now Lamar Jackson commands the gridiron.
This Mitchell map of the central portion of the city shows Baltimore as it was on its 150th birthday.
Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.
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Baltimore as it was on its 150th birthday (Credit Steve Kovacs)