Daily Archives: Jan 15, 2013

World War I mortar bomb

Chalk this up to recent GoDC convert Lisa, who dug this up a while ago while looking for information on her grandfather. It's always great to find a connection to your past, but when the story is ...

Takoma advertisement in the Sunday Herald - June 14th, 1891

Takoma Park (and Takoma) is a lovely and friendly neighborhood on the northeast District line with Maryland. It dates back to the late 19th century, when Benjamin Franklin Gilbert, both founder and fi...

The Washington Times on April 15th, 1912

This was the front page of the Washington Times in the evening of Monday, April 15th, 1912. It's rather haunting seeing this today, over a hundred years later. Many Washingtonians likely went to bed t...

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