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The Wright Brothers' Flight Record at Fort Myer in 1909
Relive the history of the Wright Brothers' first successful powered flight over Fort Myer in 1909 with this high resolution image from the Library of Congress. Learn more about this amazing achievement today!
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Witnessing History: Orville Wright Sets Flight Duration Record in 1909
On July 27th, 1909, Orville Wright set the flight duration record at Ft. Myer. This historic flight was over 40 miles with an average speed of over 40 miles per hour. Witness the test flight in this video.
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The Smile of an Army Cook at Fort Myer in 1917
An unforgettable image of a smiling army cook at Fort Myer in 1917. We may not know his name, but his smile deserves to be shared with friends. Come take a look at this remarkable photo.
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Mayflower Hotel Maid Finds Woman Near Death; Husband Shoots Self Through Heart
This title is worthy of a big #WTF. Posts like this are sadly some of the more popular ones. I don’t know if GoDCers are attracted to the macabre, but it sure seems that way. So here’s another one for “From the Crazy Vault.” Lieutenant Colonel Richard Bennett (Washington Post) This is a crazy story of a military officer who shoots his wife while she was asleep and...
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Murders Committed, Trains Held Up, and Helpless Women Robbed, But Officers Do Nothing to Check Outlawry, for the "Crimes" Are in Moving Pictures.
Discover the 1911 story of Fort Myer, in Arlington, VA being used as a movie set for silent films. Murders, trains held up, and helpless women robbed - but it's just moving pictures! Learn more about this amazing story.
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If Walls Could Talk: The Seaton at 150 Rhode Island Ave. NW
I received an email from a reader saying she learned of Ghosts of DC through this post on Big Bear Cafe. She kindly asked if I would look into the history of her Bloomingdale condo building in, as she knew very little about it (other than old stories from local cabbies). I’m starting to see an increase in email requests like this, and I wish I could get to all of them, but for this one, I’m...
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Exploring the Dedication Ceremony of the Joan of Arc Statue in Meridian Hill Park
Take a journey through history to explore the dedication of the iconic Joan of Arc statue in Meridian Hill Park. Learn about the ceremony, the people in attendance, and the symbolism of the statue.
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Uncovering the History of 1036 Park Rd. NW
Explore the history of 1036 Park Rd. NW in Washington D.C. through a historical sleuthing mission. Uncover the stories from the 1912 building permit, the marriage of Benjamin and Olga, Joseph Bryant's Commerce Department career, and City Wide Learning Centers.
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