February 7, 2014

door frame within mill

Visit the Ruins of Seneca Quarry (Yes, Real Ruins!)

If you’ve read GoDCer Garrett Peck’s book, then you’re familiar with Seneca Quarry and the important role it played in the building growth of our area. I knew it was a pretty cool spot to visit, but until the other weekend,...

Women marchers organized by country, state, occupation, and organization, led by Miss Inez Milholland and Mrs. Richard Coke Burleson, during the suffrage march, March 3, 1913, Washington, D.C.

Drawing of Suffrage March Line (1913)

Here’s an interesting drawing that we dug up. It shows the suffrage march line from March 4th, 1913. Source: Library of Congress

Great Map of Takoma Park in 1907

Look how amazing this old map is. You can see the outlines of proposed roads in and around Takoma. Source: Library of Congress

Runaway horse and carriage

Heroic Men Save Family From Runaway Horse and Carriage

Here’s a wild story from The Washington Post, printed on April 21st, 1913. Two unidentified men risked their lives yesterday afternoon in stopping a runaway horse attached to a surrey containing four persons in G, near Sixth street northwest, and then,...