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October 31, 2018

Thursday, January 16, 1947

Twin City News

The Citizens' Committee: 

"We, the undersigned qualified voters of the Village of Baltimore, realizing that better cooperation will exist between the peoples of Baltimore and Basil, and that many advantages would be gained by the...

October 25, 2018

Writer's note: As we await Judge Parker's promised November 12 decision, we will continue to exam the famous merger name decision following the annexation of Basil to Baltimore. Will it be to retain the name Baltimore or will we become Baseball, Ohio? In Part 9 we will...

October 17, 2018

Writer's note: In Part 7, we learned that the decision as to whether the merger name of the annexation of Basil to Baltimore would be Baltimore or Baseball would not be known until November 12, 1947. Of course, both the "Citizens Committee To Retain Baltimore" and its...

October 10, 2018

Writer's note: At the close of Part 6, the last sentence of the Twin City News article from September 11, 1947, foretold that "the hearings have turned the national spotlight on our community as the wire services and radio prepare to circulate the decision offered by J...

October 3, 2018

Writer's note: Remembering that the "Twin Cities" of Baltimore and Basil were officially "dedicated" one day apart (Baltimore, then called New Market, on March 1, and Basil, a misspelling of Basel by twelve-year-old Henry Leonard, on March 2) in 1825, it is not surpris...

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