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From the vault: Santa around the Baltimore area

From the vault: Santa around the Baltimore area

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Santa Claus has graced the pages of the Baltimore Sun many times over the years. Looking at the photos as a whole, there are a couple of constants we can draw about the jolly elf.

• Santa likes to make an entrance – sometimes by motorcycle, helicopter, boat or train.

• Even Santa has the occasional bad beard day.

• Not every child is keen to sit on Santa’s lap – those that don’t, really don’t.

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From the vault: American Indians in Maryland

From the vault: American Indians in Maryland

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In the 1950s and 60s, thousands of Lumbee American Indians moved to Baltimore from Lumberton, N.C., for jobs in factories and the like. But The Sun Magazine also covered a group that chose a more rural destination: St. Mary’s County. Legendary Sun photographer A. Aubrey Bodine documented two Lumbee families that had been share croppers back in North Carolina but were able to purchase land in Maryland.

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