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KCW’s Camden Yards Discovery

A 1991 KCW employee uncovered a piece of history at the Orioles’ Camden Yards Stadium construction site.

In honor of opening day, we’re sharing the story of the KCW crew member who found a 200-year old relic at the Camden Yard’s construction site.
In 1991, the preparation to build the new Camden Yards Stadium began. Developers warned about potential historical artifacts in the land, which made KCW’s crew attentive while preparing the land for construction.

One KCW crew member found what appeared to be a shard of metal in the ground, only to discover it was a two century-old flintlock pistol, likely from a member of the French army.
While rare, during the construction of projects one can discover pieces of history that lie buried in uncharted land for decades. The pistol escaped corrosion from the protection of the depths it remained under.

For the whole story, check out the newspaper clippings below that we’ve kept from 1991!
Let’s go O’s!

Camden Yards Newspaper Posting pg 1

Camden Yards Newspaper Posting pg 2

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