17 October 2015

Society Saturday: Various societies parade in 1880 Baltimore Celebration

Baltimore held a huge celebration of its founding in 1880. Numerous societies and organizations joined the City in celebration. There were many parades throughout the celebration. On Friday, 15 October the Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias, the Knights of the Golden Eagle (KGE), the American Mechanics, and the Heptasophs (IOH) were among those participating in the parade.  

The celebration – known as the Baltimore Sesquicentennial – ran from 11 October through 19 October, 1880. It celebrated the founding of Baltimore in 1730. 

Sources
BaltimoreSesquicentennial CelebrationMaryland Historical Society.
 
Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 16 October 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.   

 

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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