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Free State Pub

 
 
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By F. Robby, May 5, 2017
1. Free State Pub Marker
Inscription. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol from 1920 to 1933. Maryland - nicknamed "The Old Line State" from George Washington's time - was the only state that never passed a state enforcement act prohibiting alcohol, viewing it as an infringement on state rights. Hamilton Owens, then the editor of The Baltimore Sun, supported the state's right in editorials, calling Maryland "The Free State." It has remained a state nickname ever since.
 
Location. 39° 17.008′ N, 76° 37.363′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Russell Street 0.1 miles north of Lee Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is attached to the stadium, in the concourse. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Babe’s Dream (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wrestling in Maryland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard H. Trainor (approx. 0.2 miles away); On to Yorktown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baltimore Regional Trail
Free State Pub Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, May 5, 2017
2. Free State Pub Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Baltimore Riot Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Railroad Strike of 1877 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2017, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2017, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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