BALTIMORE: The City that Bounced Back

Kesner, Becky
March 2005
Principal;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p45
The article reports on the growth of Baltimore, Maryland. The city was devastated by the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the great population exodus to the suburbs of the 1950s and 1960s. But it has bounced back each time to emerge today as one of most vibrant and attractive urban centers in the U.S. Originally established in 1729 as a port for exporting locally grown tobacco, Baltimore flourished over the next century as a seaport and shipbuilding center. Though the great Baltimore Fire of 1904 destroyed much of the city, one can still see Baltimore's early roots in the cobblestone streets and restored homes of Fells Point.


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