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Digging through the old newspaper archives, we uncovered a the following headline: "Found Wife Murdered; And Many Lay Dead Beside Her In Husband's Home; Believes He Did Shooting." How can we not l...

Washington Post headline - March 18th, 1912

We wanted to dig up a few stories on Buzzard Point since it's recently been in the news as the potential site for our new D.C. United soccer stadium. The one we found fits nicely into our "From th...

White House fence

This is such a bizarre story, not unlike the horse that impaled itself on that same fence. This story was printed in the Baltimore Sun on October 11th, 1890. Washington, Oct. 10.--One of the m...

Ghost Dog visits the Duke Ellington Bridge

Ghost Dog went on another walk this past weekend to seek out three more stories for the GoDC community. This time, she passed through Adams Morgan, en route to the Duke Ellington Bridge (formerly ...

Officers Wallace, Trundle and Johnson (Washington Post)

Here's a crazy story for you from the 1940s. This was published in the Washington Post on June 4th, 1949. A young Air Force private was grabbed from a ninth-floor ledge of the Willard Hotel yesterday...

Albert Ernest Beitzell (from GoDCer Christina)

I really enjoy getting emails from GoDCers and reading the great personal connections they have to local history. Below is an email I received last week along with an article worthy of a "From the Cra...

1907 Baist real estate atlas of 14th and Monroe St. NW

I came across a very sad article in the Washington Post the other day. This is from September 2nd, 1906 and given that a large number of GoDCers have demonstrated their interest in the macabre and t...

Chevy Chase Circle (Wikipedia)

We haven't done a "Three Things..." post in a while, so let's go to the far reaches of the District, up to the Maryland line, and talk about some things you didn't know happened there long ago. 1...

This title is worthy of a big #WTF. Posts like this are sadly some of the more popular ones. I don't know if GoDCers are attracted to the macabre, but it sure seems that way. So here's another one ...

National Zoo lions

Here is a recent crazy story ... very crazy. This one is from March of 1995, so I'm guessing there are a few of you who remember this. In the spring of that year, Margaret Davis King, 36, had arriv...

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