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June 10, 2013

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Celebrating Independence Day in 1914: A Look Back at Rock Creek Park
Take a look back at how Washingtonians celebrated Independence Day in 1914. We've dug up photos, a program, and more from the Library of Congress to show what a Fourth of July celebration in Rock Creek Park looked like!
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1886 Plan to Fill In and Build Over Rock Creek
A plan was proposed in the 1880s to fill in Rock Creek and begin building an expansion of the city, connecting Georgetown to the rest of the city.
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Why Is It Named Gaithersburg?
The town currently known as Gaithersburg was settled in 1765 under the name Log Town. Like much of the area, it was primarily agricultural. Benjamin Gaither inherited much of the land from his father-in-law, Henry Brookes, and built a house on it in 1802.
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