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Rosarian John Cook cultivated world-renowned blooms from his West Baltimore greenhouse

John Cook, a west Baltimore florist, gardener and family man, was celebrated in 19th century horticultural circles around the world. During 50 years of breeding roses at Breisgau, his home and greenhouse located just off Edmondson Avenue, he painstakingly cultivated about 25 new hybrids. Nearby Cooks Lane is named for him.

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Mary Avara did her best to shield us from porn

Every day, Mary Avara, senior member of the Maryland Board of Censors, strode into the office’s darkened movie review room, settled in a chair and picked up her current knitting project. “Miss Mary” then watched every single new movie that was slated to open in Maryland, whether destined for a neighborhood theater or a seedy peep show venue. 

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