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January 10, 2019

Twin City News

December 24, 1947

James Temple Editor

(Chicago Man) Still Goes By Name Of  "Basil "

By Lewis Keith Cook

"A Chicago citizen is troubled about the town (Basil) name. He had promised his mother to hold a re-christening ceremony when the name was changed (to Balt...

November 28, 2018

Writer's note: Judge Earl Parker, on September 12, 1947 ruled the name assigned to the annexation of Basil to Baltimore would remain Baltimore though a majority of the two communities favored Baseball. The "Retain Baltimore" committee convinced the judge that the perce...

November 21, 2018

Writer's note: For newspaper coverage of Judge Earl Parker's much anticipated verdict on whether the merged "Twin Cities" of Baltimore and Basil would be named Baseball or Baltimore, the Lancaster Eagle Gazette provides the best coverage. (The Twin City News, for some...

November 14, 2018

Writer’s note: As the November 12, 1947, deadline date imposed by visiting Judge Earl Parker to announce his decision on the merger name for the former Twin Cities of Baltimore and Basil, anticipation rose to a fever pitch. In Part 12 we take a final look at how the co...

September 13, 2018

Originally published in the

Cleveland Plain Dealer Magazine Section

July 29, 1934

Written by Lewis K. Cook

Basil and Baltimore, divided only by an imaginary line in Fairfield County, have warred over joint improvements but now they have to be satisfied with one water work...

August 22, 2018

Baltimore has been blessed with nearly eighty years of local newspaper coverage of the stories of our community. One such story happened seventy-one years ago...

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