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Mad Hatter DC
A Look Back at the History of 1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Home of Mad Hatter
Take a look back at the history of 1319 Connecticut Ave NW in Dupont Circle, home of the Mad Hatter! We uncover the stories of Mrs. Cordley's antiques store, The Jenny Shoppe, Wig Fair and more.
Whitlow's Restaurant and retail stores at 11th and E Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C., photographed before they were demolished to make way for new buildings
The History of Whitlow's on Wilson in Arlington
Discover the history of Whitlow's on Wilson in Arlington, from its original location at 11th and E St. NW in Washington, D.C., to its current home in Clarendon. Learn trivia about the popular bar and find out where Arlington County received its name.
Ghost Dog visits the Duke Ellington Bridge
Ghost Dog Visits the Duke Ellington Bridge: Three Stories From This Historic Landmark
Ghost Dog went on a walk this past weekend to seek out three stories from the Duke Ellington Bridge (formerly known as the Calvert Street Bridge). Learn about the opening day, a 100-foot plunge, and a compromise on aesthetics to save lives.
Washington, D.C. Mormon Temple from a distance (ldschurchtemples.com)
History of Washington's Mormon Temple
The Mormon Temple outside DC is full of mystery and intrigue, like the "Surrender Dorothy" graffiti. Learn about the LDS "castle" near Rock Creek.
Jhoon Rhee - Nobody Bothers Me
Remembering the Classic 'So Awesome' Jingle from D.C. - Written by a Member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band
Take a trip down memory lane and remember the classic 'So Awesome' jingle from D.C. You may not have known, but this jingle was written by a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and Neil Young's band - Nils Lofgren. Relive the nostalgia today!
9:30 Club
Exploring the 9:30 Club: A Tour of D.C.'s Legendary Music Venue
Explore the legendary 9:30 Club in D.C. with us! From Rage Against the Machine to James Brown, the walls of this local music venue have seen it all. Check out our tour and share your memories in the comments!
E-COM letter (source: businessinsider.com)
The Failed Attempt by the USPS to Adopt Electronic Mail in 1982
In 1982, the United States Post Office launched a new system dubbed E-COM as an attempt to adopt the then-nascent technology of electronic mail. This story looks at the effort and the battles fought to bring the vision into production.
Revisiting the 80s – Watch this 1987 DC20 Sunday Matinee Theatre Opening
Take a trip down memory lane and watch this 1987 DC20 Sunday Matinee Theatre Opening. Relive the 80s and check out some related articles from the Ghosts of DC blog.
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Revisiting the Sunday Matinée: Remembering DC20's Opening for Captain Blood
Take a stroll down memory lane and revisit DC20's Sunday matinée opening for the 1935 classic, Captain Blood, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Check out the movie trailer on YouTube. #DC20 #CaptainBlood #ErrolFlynn #OliviaDeHavilland
WUSA logo (Wikipedia)
WUSA's Television Sign-On from 1988
Take a trip back in time with this 1988 television sign-on from WUSA. Learn more about sign-ons and sign-offs, and why they were so important in the past.

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