Historic documents put away for restoration
Charles Davis writes \"It is a source of Baltimore pride, an icon of American history
and perhaps the most vivid symbol of Independence Day aside
from the flag itself.
But for now, the oldest manuscript of Francis Scott Key\'s
\"Star-Spangled Banner,\" the celebrated poem that became the
words of America\'s national anthem, is off-limits.
And so are many
of the other
patriotic Americans might be hoping to visit to celebrate the
birth of their nation.
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