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  • Despite a reputation as "mobtown", numerous riots, and lots of labor, ethnic, religious, and straight for-profit violence, there is not a single landmark dedicated to commemorating it.

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  • "Antebellum Baltimore was called 'Mobtown' (the term, according to Mencken, was still in use will into the 1880s) because of the frequency with which its residents rioted on election days."
    - The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken, by Terry Teachout, pg. 22

    November 12, 2007