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Bethesda MD

1878 Map of Bethesda District

This is a great one. We finally dug up a few good maps of the surrounding area, outside the District line. This shows Bethesda and a chunk of Montgomery County (why is it named...
26 Grafton St. in Chevy Chase - August 19th, 1923 (Washington Post)

Cops Bust Up “Whoopee” Party in Chevy Chase (1929)

Ah, kids will be kids. Even your grandparents and great-grandparents were kids once, and they too got themselves into trouble. So don’t feel so bad about what you did in high school or college....
Capital Beltway

What Is The History of the Capital Beltway?

Love it. Hate it. It has some of the most confusing terminology for out-of-towners. Inner loop of what? Outer loop? But there’s only one Beltway. Wait, I’m on 495, but also 95, and that’s...
Yosef Alon and family. Photo: Courtesy of Alon family

Israeli Diplomat Murdered in Front of Bethesda Home

Late at night on July 1st, 1973, Colonel Yosef Alon and his wife, Devora, returned from an Israeli embassy party. They pulled into the driveway of their Bethesda, MD (5519 Trent St.) and exited...