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Washington Nationals in 1924 turn back the clock uniforms
Recovering from the Emotional Trauma of Friday Night: A Personal Buckner and Bartman Moment
Recovering from the emotional trauma of Friday night when the Washington Nationals choked against the Cardinals. It's a personal Buckner and Bartman moment. Read this post to get insight on how to move on from this heartbreaking loss. #NATITUDE
Point of Rocks railroad station
Exploring the Historic Point of Rocks Railroad Station: Journey Back to 1873
Journey back to 1873 and explore the historic Point of Rocks Railroad Station, still used as a daily commuter station for the MARC train. Learn more about its design and its role in connecting Washington to the West.
Eastern Market after fire renovations (source: Flickr user A Culinary (Photo) Journal)
Exploring the History of Eastern Market: From the Grand Opening in 1873 to Highway Bandits and Child Abductors
Explore the past of Eastern Market in Washington, D.C.- from the grand opening in 1873 to the highway bandits and child abductors that have graced its history. Learn more about this iconic market!
William Stickney residence in the 1870s. William leading against building (source: adolf-cluss.org)
Exploring the Stickney House: A Look Back at a Lost D.C. Gem
Take a look back at the Stickney House, a lost D.C. gem. Read about William Stickney, the prominent Washington figure who commissioned the home, the people who lived there and its tragic demise.
burial at Arlington National Cemetery
Honoring the Unknown Loyal Dead: Frederick Douglass at Arlington National Cemetery, May 30, 1871
Honor the fallen soldiers of the Civil War with Frederick Douglass' speech, "The Unknown Loyal Dead." Hear his words and read more about his visit to Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1871.
Capitol Dome and Trinity Church around 1859 (13 years before Douglass moved to DC)
Frederick Douglass Was a Fighter and He Was Funny With It!
Discover the unexpected side of Frederick Douglass: the fighter who could joke about stealing something whenever he saw the Capitol Dome in Washington. Read this guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia) to explore the complexity of Douglass' life.
"Tilden or Blood" by Thomas Nast in Harper's weekly - Febuary 17th 1877 (Wikipedia)
What Happened on Election Day in 1876?
National Republican – Tuesday, November 7th, 1876 If you’re a history buff — and a presidential history buff — you’re well aware of the 1876 U.S. Presidential election. This is not a post about that. You can read up on the whole election on Wikipedia as well as the resulting “corrupt bargain,” the Compromise of 1877 — ending military occupation of the southern states (effectively ending Reconstruction) and installing the Republican, Rutherford...
Murder Bay in 1855 (Smithsonian)
Where Was Murder Bay in Washington, DC?
If you’re the kind of person that thinks walking home from Wonderland is sketchy, needs bars on your windows in Eckington or believes Petworth is a “fringe” neighborhood, you wouldn’t stand a chance in Murder Bay.
Washington Monument under construction
The Fascinating History of the Washington Monument and Its Construction
Dive into the fascinating history of the Washington Monument and its construction, which began on July 4th, 1848 and was finally completed in 1885. Learn why the bottom third of the monument has a different color.

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