Smearcase: a cheesecake named after 19th-century cottage cheese still served in a few Baltimore bakeries.

A dairy wagon in Virginia City, Nevada, made the news when it tipped over in 1878. The Territorial Enterprise published an article called “Whey Goin?” in which a pun-crazed reporter described in this way the scene: “The air was filled with milk and the wagon was left a complete wreck. It was a regular smear-case. From the length of time he has been in the milk business Pedroli’s horse ought to know butter than to act in such a whey— ’tain’t the cheese.” Interestingly, all of the dairy products listed…

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Black Aggie: the story of One of America’s most mysterious graveyard monument ~

Do you remember the Doctor Gloom’s Crypt of Curiosity? Baltimore has been created by live and dead, by dreams and fears of all those that have called her home. When General Felix Agnus, died in the 1925, he was buried in Pikesville’s Druid Ridge Cemetery, right outside of Baltimore. On his grave was placed a disturbing strange statue: a large, black mourning figure. The statue’s creator, Augustus St. Gaudens, named her “Grief.” In the daylight hours, the figure was considered a beautiful art of the cemetery: the sculptor, in fact,…

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Dr. Gloom’s Crypt of Curiosities in Baltimore, Maryland ~

Baltimore always been a little strange, but this creepy museum might push it over the limit. Baltimore, especially at night, is certainly interesting, with its legends (stay tuned!), but probably you’re bored of the classic tourist destinations….so, why not visit Dr. Gloom’s Crypt of Curiosities? It’s located in the back room of Protean Books & Records, and the collection is a tour through peculiar artifacts from all over the world, like ghastly recreations of cryptids, characters from folklore, Fiji mermaids and mummified remains. The original Crypt of Curiosities was first…

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