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Wolf Escapes From Zoo, Terrorizing Cleveland Park

This is pretty scary. The crazy headline in The Washington Post on October 19th, 1902 was the cryptic and terrifying “Mad Wolf From Zoo.” Below is the account of multiple attacks in Cleveland Park. Residents of Cleveland Park and vicinity were given a good deal of a fright yesterday forenoon by the appearance of a […]

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Western High School in 1919

Back then it was called Western High School. Washington had that school north of Georgetown, Eastern High School near Capitol Hill and Central High School just north of U St.

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Metro's 17-Foot Long "Experimental Station" in 1968
1967 Map of Unbuilt D.C. Highways
The Capitol Dome Was Once Red
Colorized Photo of Lewis Powell, Lincoln Conspirator
Prince George's Plaza in 1959
Which President Got a Speeding Ticket on a Horse?
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Cars in front of the Washington Monument in 1956

GoDCer Shares His 1956 D.C. Vacation Pictures

Check out this great set of photos GoDCer Bill sent in (a while ago, sorry I’m just now posting them). The wild part is that tours passed by the front of the White House back in those days. And, I’m not talking about Pennsylvania Ave., I mean the driveway in front of the White House.

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Exterior of the Knickerbocker on opening day, 1917

The Knickerbocker Theatre Collapse

This is a guest post by Angela Harrison Eng Winter storms like hurricanes are regularly named every year. This naming practice, however, was not always the norm. One snowstorm that hit DC in 1922 was named “The Knickerbocker Storm” (see...

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Griffith Rooftop boxes (griffithstadium.com)

Griffith Stadium Beer Garden Opens

Prohibition lasted at Griffith Stadium well past the official repeal. You may not know this, but unfortunately for Senators fans, owner Clark Griffith was a teetotaling prohibitionist. He was adamantly opposed to permitting the sale of beer in his stadium....

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