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Day: June 24, 2013

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This U.S. mail streetcar, owned and operated by the Capital Traction Company, was used to process and transport mail in Washington, DC.

Capital Traction Company U.S. Mail Streetcar

Can anyone identify the location of this photo? It was taken in 1900, showing a United States mail car. Source: Smithsonian By the way, you should check out this awesome old film of a mail streetcar heading down Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

letter from Castro to FDR

Teenage Fidel Castro’s Letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wow, this one is cool. We dug it up on the National Archives’ site. This is a letter from a young Fidel Castro, at the age of 14, who was a student at Colegio de Dolores school in Santiago, Cuba. What’s even crazier is that the guy is STILL ALIVE! Source: U.S. National Archives

Frager's Hardware

Three Stories About Frager’s Hardware

We love and support Frager’s and were so devastated when the place burned down. We have full faith that the business will reopen and continue to serve Capitol Hill residents for their hardware needs. Founded by Russian Jewish immigrant, Fritz Frager, it’s an important landmark which has remained stable for over 90 years. In order […]

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