Ed­i­tor’s Itin­er­ary

Where Baltimore - - Contents - JEAN LAWLOR CO­HEN

The 8-foot-tall mar­ble statue Lady Bal­ti­more, from 1822 un­til re­cent days, stood atop a mon­u­ment to a War of 1812 bat­tle here. But fle­s­hand-blood women have had an im­pact too. El­iz­a­beth Se­ton (17741821) founded the Sis­ters of Char­ity and be­came the first U.S. Ro­man Catholic saint. Pil­grims find her house at St. Mary’s Spir­i­tual Cen­ter. And na­tive daugh­ter Wal­lis Warfield Simp­son earned no­to­ri­ety when Ed­ward VIII ab­di­cated to marry her. As the semi-ex­ile Duchess of Wind­sor, she re­turned home twice in later years. Now Stephanie Rawl­ings-Blake, 44, pre­sides at City Hall, only the sec­ond woman elected mayor.

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