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Posted In January 8, 2013

Sanborn fire insurance map of Washington Circle in 1888
The Sanborn Fire Map of Washington Circle in 1888
Take a look at the astonishing Sanborn Fire Map of Washington Circle in 1888. See the residential structures, many of them frame structures, that were there at the time.
The jury that tried Millie Gaines in 1869 for the murder of a white man, and freed her on an insanity please. It was composed of six colored and six white men. This was the first murder trial in the District in which a mixed jury sat. Reading from left to right seated; 2, David Fisher; 4, the Rev. James D. Reed; 6, Leonard C. Bailey. Standing from left to right; 2, Charles Humphries; 4, John A. Gray; 6, Herbert Harris (The Baltimore Afro-American - May 4th, 1935)
Unraveling the Untold History of the 1869 Murder Trial of Millie Gaines
Unravel the untold history of the 1869 murder trial of Millie Gaines. Discover the salacious details of the interracial love affair, the complicated love triangle, the jealous rage, and the gruesome murder that lead to the first trial in DC with a racially mixed jury.

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