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Baltimore City – A Brief History Lesson

Oct 29, 2012

 

Baltimore City – A Brief History Lesson

There’s no better place to start off a story than the beginning. Fortunately for you, this will be brief, but there are some interesting facts about this city that you should know, if you don’t already.

Baltimore City was founded in 1729 in the state of Maryland, and was named after an Irish Lord by the name of Cecilius Calvert, otherwise known as Lord Baltimore. This may, or may not, account for the large Irish population in the city, and its Irish influence. As of 2010, the city is the nation’s 20th largest by populus, and is the largest port in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., and was once the second largest port of entry for immigrants. Baltimore borders the Patapsco River, which is actually part of the famous Chesapeake Bay.

Next, we are going to discuss three of the city’s biggest hot spots, and what makes them so popular.

Baltimore Inner Harbor

Inner Harbor

This is one of the city’s leading tourist spots. The things people come here the most for are the downtown area’s fabulous hotels, unique shops, and the rich history that the areas museums offer, and of course, the entertainment. The area is home to places like the National Aquarium, and the Babe Ruth museum, as well sports and concert venues. This downtown area is a must see if you are ever in the area.

 

Fells Point

This neighborhood is rich in history and culture due to its location along the harbor. Today, it is mainly visited for the unique shopping experience, coffee shops, and the dozens of pubs that litter the area. This is the place to come if you enjoy buying music and instruments, or vintage items. You can relax and gather with best friends while talking about your day over a hot cup of fresh coffee, or talk about which pub to visit. There’s plenty to keep you busy here, and like the Inner Harbor, Fells Point is a must see.

 

Little Italy

One of Baltimore City’s most famous neighborhood, this district is home to the city’s largest Italian population. What the borough is most noted for, however, are the restaurants. If you are in the mood for a real Italian meal, then this would be the area to visit. There are also deli’s, and markets that you can visit and shop in.

 

Samuelson’s Diamonds

“Family Owned Jewelry Stores aren’t a sure thing. Some last for many decades, while others disintegrate when the second or third generation members take the helm. One family business that’s gaining strength as the years go by is the diamond business of the Samuelson family of Baltimore, Maryland.” – Samuelson’s Diamonds est. 1922 by Milton Samuelson.

So remember, the next time you are in the city of Baltimore, be sure to check out the downtown areas. You are sure to have a great time! Also, if you are looking for a Baltimore jewelry store that sells diamond engagement rings, diamond studs/earrings, wedding bands, Seiko watches, Citizen watches, gold, platinum, silver jewelry be sure to swing by Samuelson’s Diamonds, which is located in the downtown area.

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