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LBJ throws out first pitch

President Johnson and Opening Day 1967

We’re way late on this, but better late than never. This is a terrific photo shared with by old GoDC friend Phil. Thanks for sending this along Phil, and so sorry it took a little extra time to post it. We’ve posted a couple first pitch photos before (i.e., Clinton, Kennedy), and here is one […]

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Notice the decked/tunneled section south of Fort Totten, then the over 90-degree turn to the east, then the decked/tunneled section between Galloway Street and Gallatin Street, with the Metrorail Glenmont Route (Red Line trains) following the North Central Freeway (I-95 south of Fort Totten and I-70S north of Fort Totten), and with the Metrorail Greenbelt Route (Green Line trains) following the Northeast Freeway (I-95 east of Fort Totten). The area between Galloway Street and Gallatin Street where the Northeast Freeway was proposed was mostly open fields then and still is now.

Drawings of Proposed I-95 Through D.C.

Here are some terrific old maps from 1971 showing the remainder of what would have been I-95 cutting through D.C. Today, what is now 395, ends at New York Ave. NW. Source: Roads to the Future

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Taft & Roosevelt driving to Capitol, Mar. 4, 1909.

President Taft’s Snowy Inauguration in 1909

Complaining about our bizarre weather? Try having your Presidential Inauguration in crappy, snowy weather. That’s what happened to our most rotund president (and latest Nats racing president). Here is a photograph of him in the carriage with Teddy Roosevelt en...

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The Bayou - June 1990

The Bayou’s Lineup for June 1990

This is an awesome blast from the past. Remember the Bayou at K St. and Wisconsin? Check out this lineup of acts from the summer of 1990. For Phishheads, check out Thursday, June 7th, 1990.

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Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. switchboards." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

History of the Telephone in D.C.

A Washington Post article from December 16th, 1928 celebrated the 50th anniversary of telephones in D.C. with a detailed history of its origins. The article mentions that there were 150,000 phones in the city, approximately one for every 3.4 people.

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