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Bosch GTS1031

May 24th 2012 at 10:09 PM

On 28 December 1827 presented in Baltimore, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company laid the foundation for the first railway line in the USA, on 24 May 1830 was officially opened. It was initially planned as a horse track, after a race between the Tom Thumb locomotive and a horse you already looked at 31 July 1831 all the horses and went on to steam operation, although the horse had won. 1835 it was in Baltimore to one of the worst riots of the 19th Century, after the Bank of Maryland collapsed and investors lost their savings. At the intervention of the police, 20 people were killed and about a hundred injured.

1831 to 1835, the young Edgar Allan Poe lived in Baltimore with his aunt Maria Clemm. He started here in great poverty his career as an inventor and master of the short story, then lived in Richmond (Virginia), Philadelphia and New York City to 1849 has yet to be enlightened way again in Baltimore, in the Washington College Hospital to die. He is here in the cemetery of Westminster Presbyterian Church, former (now Westminster Hall and Burying Ground) is buried.
Scene of Baltimore after the great fire in 1904 Bosch GTS1031

Due to the good rail connection to the Midwest and through the establishment of regular steamship connection of the North German Lloyd from Bremerhaven to Baltimore harbor, the second largest immigration port in the United States developed in New York.

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