Pictures Tell a Story, The Best Of / 07.01.2014

Here's our next photo for "Pictures Tell a Story." It's a great old shot from 1918 of World War I soldiers motoring through the city on trucks. Source: Library of Congress So, to start, let's look at the soldiers in the last truck. Notice how he's staring at the woman crossing the street. He might not be cat-calling at the moment, but I can assure you, he's about to with his buddies egging him on. The guy at the front of...

Featured, Notable People & Places, The Best Of / 03.01.2014

We wrote some posts about The Beatles a long time ago, like this one about their first concert and this one about them playing D.C. Stadium. It's been a really long time since we posted about The Fab Four -- and it's one of the most searched terms on our site -- so, here's some more D.C. Beatles-related content. So, here are a bunch of photos we found related to their trip to D.C., taking the train from New York to Union Station on February 11th, 1964. [gallery type="rectangular" link="file"...

GoDCers Love Maps, The Best Of / 27.12.2013

This is a really cool old sketch of the original land owners for the city of Washington. Make sure you read this old post about the original land owners. The map was done in 1874 and represents Washington as it would have looked before 1792. Source: Library of Congress And, this is a good read about how John Adams traveled from Philadelphia to Washington as the first president to take up residence here....

Notable People & Places, The Best Of / 16.09.2013

If you don't remember or know who Rayful Edmond was, you need to watch this full-length movie. He was the king of the crack-fueled, drug-dealing days of the 1980s. If you don't have time for the whole thing (you probably don't, because it's long), here's a brief bio. He was a notorious drug dealer during the days when D.C. was the murder capital. In his heyday, it was reported that his drug organization was raking in $300 million in revenue, while employing 150 people (they were also responsible for...