Day: November 14, 2013

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Jefferson and Varina Davis in 1869

Mrs. Jefferson Davis Visits White House in 1866

How fascinating is this article that we dug up in The Baltimore Sun. This is correspondence from Washington, printed on May 25th, 1866. At the time, the former President of the Confederate States, Jefferson Davis, was imprisoned at Fortress Monroe, near

Who Was the First Mormon Senator?

There are currently seven Mormons seated in the United States Senate, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Senators Mike Crapo of Idaho, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Dean Heller of Nevada, Mike Lee of Utah, and

drawing of shopping center (1940)

1940 Proposal for Westmont Shopping Center in Arlington

If you live in Arlington, you’ve probably driven past this place a thousand times. The shopping center we’re talking about sits at the intersection of Columbia Pike and Glebe Road, Westmont Shopping Center. The Washington Post had a brief article

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