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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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  • David Lee Griffith

    Can you tell me where the exact location of the Washington Jockey Club racetrack was in Washington DC in 1800? From what I understand, the home stretch came down Pennsylvania Avenue between 18th and 17th streets.