Officer Sprinkle, Opium, Murder, Suicide, Herbert Hoover, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Springsteen and Washington Senators Baseball … What a Week!

Our first full week with the new design and it was quite a success. We had a strong week on the blog with a good (potentially predictable) top three posts.

  1. A “Bomb” is Found and Officer Sprinkle Saves the Day — Officer Sprinkle wins every single time. It’s not even a competition.
  2. Opium Den Holdup at Moy’s on Pennsylvania Avenue — This was an interesting window into life of old Chinatown.
  3. Mayflower Hotel Maid Finds Woman Near Death; Husband Shoots Self Through Heart — It would appear that you prefer the crazier stories.

… and as usual, the bottom three duds involve two boring presidents and a marginally interesting topic. I promise to do better.

  1. The Inauguration of Herbert Hoover in 1929 — The dude was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  2. Calvin Coolidge, Vermont Native and Our 30th President — You’ll have to answer to Kaiology for this.
  3. All Ideas of Beauty and Order Are Forgotten in the Suburbs — Boring?

As always, connect with us on Twitter (@GhostsofDC) or Facebook if you have any requests, ideas, want to praise, or offer recommendations.

Here’s to a good week starting tomorrow. Now get outside and enjoy the weather (or finish your taxes, like I am).

About Tom

Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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