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Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Arabbers

Baltimore Black History

 
 
The Arabbers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2017
1. The Arabbers Marker
Inscription. For over a century, Arabbers have guided brightly colored wagons and belled horses down narrow streets, knocking on doors to sell fresh fruits and vegetables in West Baltimore. Arabbers always advertised with distinctive chants, “Watermelon! Watermelon! Got’em red to the rind, lady.” Competition with modern grocery stores, animal welfare concerns, and the challenges of keep horses in the city have made Arabbing a rare trade, but energetic efforts continue to revitalize the tradition.
 
Location. 39° 17.608′ N, 76° 38.944′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Payson Street. Touch for map. The marker is on a brick post at the entrance to a parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Murphy Family and The Afro-American (a few steps from this marker); The Royal Theater & Pennsylvania Avenue (a few steps from this marker); Violet Hill Whyte: Baltimore’s Lady Law (a few steps from this marker); The Maddox Family and Time Printers (a few steps from this marker); Clarence and Parren Mitchell (within shouting distance
The Arabbers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2017
2. The Arabbers Marker
of this marker); Lucille Clifton (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Lange and the Oblate Sisters of Providence (within shouting distance of this marker); Lillie May Carroll Jackson & Juanita Jackson Mitchell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 287 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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