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Day: August 28, 2012

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September 5, 1925. Washington, D.C. "W.A. Green, Chief Prohibition Inspector." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. (Shorpy)

Chief Prohibition Inspector: Major Buzzkill

Meet Major Walton Atwater Green, Chief Prohibition Inspector for Washington, D.C. This is not a guy you want to cross. Don’t let him catch you with some hooch.

OMG, 1920s Slang: Ho Hum, Blind Dates, Giggle Water and Whoopee

Here is an awesome article from the Washington Post, published on March 2nd, 1929. It was written by Arthur Dean, “The Parent Counselor.” You think being a parent is tough today? Well, it wasn’t any easier in the 1920s. Parents who had growth up in the Victorian age had their hands full with wild and […]

Capitalsaurus Court street sign

Capitalsaurus: The Real Official Dinosaur of the District

Workers were digging a sewer trench beneath a Capitol Hill street in 1898.  They came upon a few fossil fragments — among them, a 6-inch bone that now represents the largest piece of the District’s controversial “official dinosaur,” the Capitalsaurus. The contractor on that sewer project, J. K. Murphy, presented his workers’ discovery to Smithsonian scientists on […]

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