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Death To The Blue Laws!

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Back in the 1930s, Baltimore's retail stores and much of the city itself was shut down on Sunday in strict observance of Baltimore City's "Blue Laws."

The movement, with a mission to preserve the Sabbath for rest and prayer, was led by a fiery preacher named Rev. W.W. Davis.  When he died--and the big out-of-town retailers moved in--the Blue Laws died, too.

Gil Sandler was born and raised in Baltimore -- a circumstance he considers fortunate and one he does not want you to forget. He attended public school (P.S. #59, Garrison Junior High, Baltimore City College, Class of 1941) and then served in the United States Navy.
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