Take a step back in time to 1895 and explore the rough Irish immigrant neighborhood of Swampoodle. Read a column from the Washington Post that tells the story of three locals who boozed until the wee hours of the morning.
This article looks back to January 11th, 1892, when Frank Rowler, a messenger boy, was assaulted by a man named Howard. Michael McDonald, a bystander, was so angry that he hit Howard a terrible blow, leading to his arrest. This paints a picture of a rougher town in a rougher time, without the use of guns.