Settled along the Patapsco River in the mid-seventeenth century, Curtis Bay and the cluster of neighborhoods around it have developed from a scattering of farms, pleasure resorts, and fishing piers to the backbone of the Port of Baltimore and a center of the city’s heavy industry. Over the past 300 years, the area saw the growth of transportation networks, the rise of the fertilizer and chemical industries, and the development of company towns for immigrant workers. Through the Act of Annexation of 1918, the area became part of Baltimore City. The peak period of growth occurred during World War II when the federal government used the industrial peninsula for building Liberty and Victory ships.
Please join Join the Baltimore Heritage Foundation and Dr. Nicole King of the University of Maryland Baltimore County as we explore the history of Curtis Bay and its surrounds by bike on Saturday, May 19th from 10 am to noon. The tour route will be about 5 miles. All biking skill levels are welcome. Meet at St. Athanasius Church parking lot, 4708 Prudence Street.
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