From the Crazy Vault, Notable People & Places / 08.05.2012

That's right, the Senator from Mississippi and chairman of the Armed Services Committee was shot both in the chest and the leg, after he was mugged in front of his North Cleveland Park house (3609 Cumberland St. NW). He was returning home in the evening after work on January 30th, 1973. The Washington Post reported the following on the incident: After driving home alone and parking in front of his house, as was his custom, he stepped out of the auto and was...

A Personal Story, Reader's Choice / 27.04.2012

It's been a little while since we've done a "Reader's Choice" post, so this one is for GoDCer Samantha, who tweeted the request to do something on Cathedral Heights. I also haven't really done anything about that area, so this works out well. [caption id="attachment_5711" align="aligncenter" width="604" caption="Cathedral Highlands advertisement in the Washington Herald - June 23rd, 1907 (click for more details)"][/caption] Let me start with a quick fact ...

Faces & Places of Yesterday / 12.04.2012

We are a great nation and Americans in the 1880s were proud of their rapidly growing and dominant country. But how can you truly be a great nation without a national zoo to show off all the wonderful creatures that roam your lands, as well as those of foreign lands? Not only that, how will you help preserve the species that were being decimated by the rapid westward expansion and industrial progress? [CDATA[ */ var countVars = {"disqusShortname":"ghostsofdc"}; /* ]]> */