Daily Archives: Feb 13, 2012

Bandits Reign in Sight of Capitol

Fort Myer in Arlington, VA (1917)

Murders Committed, Trains Held Up, and Helpless Women Robbed, But Officers Do Nothing to Check Outlawry, for the “Crimes” Are in Moving Pictures. This was the headline on the front page of the Washington Times on Thursday, November 16th, 1911. …

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A 17th Century History of Anacostia: Captain John Smith, Natcochtank and Settlement

Nacotchtank - Captain John Smith's map (1612)

Captain John Smith sailed up the Eastern Branch of the Potomac and was well received by the Nacotchtank, the Native Algonquin people in present-day Anacostia. The Captain’s oldest map, published in 1612, marks the area as Natcotchtank. In 1621 the small sailing …

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If Walls Could Talk: Eastern High School

Eastern High School (1910)

I thought it would be a good to branch out and do a on Eastern High School (check them out on Facebook) near RFK Stadium. It’s a beautiful building at 1700 East Capitol St. NE, originally built in 1923. The …

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