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  Learn more about Baltimore, Maryland in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Baltimore's harbor is the location of Fort McHenry, which came under attack by British forces in the War of 1812 and whose defense inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," which furnishes the lyrics to the United States national anthem.
Also in 2003, Baltimore was affected by Hurricane Isabel from flooding as a result of tidal surge, the hard hit areas of Baltimore was in the Fells Point community and the Inner Harbor and the areas surrounding the Inner Harbor.
Baltimore is in the north central part of the state of Maryland, on the Patapsco River.
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 Baltimore, Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Baltimore grew swiftly in the mid-late 18th century as the granary for sugar producing colonies in the Caribbean.
After the riot, Union troops occupied Baltimore and Maryland came under direct federal administration — in part, to prevent the state from seceding — until the end of the war in April 1865.
Baltimore is in the north central part of the state of Maryland, on the Patapsco River, not far from the Chesapeake Bay.
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Baltimore is also the site of the first architectural monument honoring George Washington, a 178 foot doric column erected in 1829 and designed by Robert Mills, who later designed the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. Baltimore became an independent city in 1851, being detached from Baltimore County at that time.
Baltimore's population peaked at 949,708 in the 1950 Census, which ranked it as the sixth-largest city in the country, behind Detroit and ahead of Cleveland.
Though the crime situation in Baltimore is considered one of the worst in the nation, city officials are quick to point out that most violent crimes, particularly murders, are committed by people who know their victims and who are often associated with the illegal drug trade.
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