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This map is amazing with the amount of details. Click on it to zoom in. It's from 1904. Source: Library of Congress

This is a guest post by Angela Harrison Eng The Washington Hilton Hotel is located at 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, near DuPont Circle. At a...
Aerial view of Alexandria, Virgina taken in the 1980s.

Click on the image below to see the larger version and see if you recognize parts of Alexandria from the 1980s. Source: Library of Congress

I love old railroad photos like this. You're looking at a couple photos of the Alexandria railroad roundhouse back during the Civil War. They're...
Washington Post - April 29th, 1895

We once had a neighborhood called Herring Hill? True story. It was named for the fish pulled from Rock Creek, which, I don't think...
The John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame memorial under construction in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

This is a fascinating old photo from October 6th, 1965 at Arlington National Cemetery. The construction site shows what would eventually become JFK's gravesite,...
Potomac River in 1898

This is quite a beautiful photo of the Potomac River from 1898. I'm pretty sure it's impossible to locate this photo, but if you...
Washington Post headline

The sub headline for this article was "Walter Bryant Hurls Beer Bottle and Edward Bryant Uses Pistol." Who do you think won that fight? We...
Griffith Stadium in Washington during the 1956 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

These are so cool. We found them on Twitter by one of our favorite tweeters, @MLBcathedrals. These photos are from 1956 during the Major...
Matt Williams' grandfather, Washington Senators' Bert Griffith

No way. How did we miss this. A great article by Tom Boswell (who is the best) uncovers the fact that our current Washington...
Washington Post headline - December 29th, 1924

Below is a story we came across from The Washington Post, printed on December 29th, 1924. Remember, this was during the depths of Prohibition, so...
Washington Post - August 5th, 1928

These prohibition stories are always great. This one is from a raid that happened on August 3rd, 1928 at 2106 18th St. NW in...
Walter Johnson and his son Eddie in 1938

We found an interesting article about one of our Washington heros, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Walter Johnson. We've written quite a number...
video

Check out this fascinating film footage of a trip down the C&O Canal.
George Calvert - Baron of Baltimore

This was cross-posted on Ghosts of Baltimore. Washington, D.C. Received most of its land, about two-thirds, from the state of Maryland when it was formed...
1900 Howell & Taylor map of Arlington showing early Clarendon

One of our most popular posts ever was this one about the origin of Arlington's name. How about we dig a little deeper into...
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