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Grover Cleveland's last cabinet - Front row, left to right: Daniel S. Lamont, Richard Olney, Cleveland,John G. Carlisle, Judson Harmon Back row, left to right: David R. Francis, William L. Wilson, Hilary A. Herbert, Julius S
Mapping the Second Cabinet of Grover Cleveland and His Fascinating Directory from the 53rd Congress
Discover the fascinating directory from the 53rd Congress, which features Grover Cleveland's second cabinet. We mapped their homes on Google Map. Learn more about the President's cabinet and why it's named Cleveland Park.
Oak View - home of President Cleveland - Oct. 3, 1897
Why Is It Named Cleveland Park?
What is today Cleveland Park was an area for well-off Washingtonians to build their summer cottages. It was far enough away from swampy hot downtown and elevated to provide some breezy relief.
Grover Cleveland's presidential train
Discovering the Transportation Used By Presidents Before Air Force One
In this blog post, explore the transportation used by U.S. presidents before the iconic Air Force One. Take a look at the presidential trains, ships, and more used throughout history!
C&O Canal from Wisconsin Avenue Bridge, Georgetown circa 1920 (Library of Congress)
The Murder of Agnes Watson: From Georgetown to the White House
In 1888, a gruesome murder occurred in Georgetown, DC. The murder of Agnes Watson shocked the nation, and the story eventually reached the White House itself. Learn how this Georgetown story made its way to the highest office in the land.
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Lost in 19th Century Anacostia: The President's Cleveland Visit to Mr. Fred Douglass (Washington Post, Aug. 13, 1886)
This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. An article from the Washington Post about President Grover Cleveland and Col. Daniel S. Lamont getting lost in 19th century Anacostia while attempting to visit Fred Douglass at Cedar Hill.
Cathedral Highlands advertisement in the Washington Herald - June 23rd, 1907
The History of Cathedral Heights, From Wild Dogs to Real Estate Mogul William Matteson
Learn the unique history of Cathedral Heights, from its early days of wild dogs to real estate mogul William Matteson. Read an article from 1907 that announced the birth of Cathedral Highlands and the important role Matteson played in its development.
Alligators in their enclosure in the original Animal House, also known as the Carnivora House, which opened in 1892 and was the first permanent building at the National Zoological Park. The alligators are housed in the "temporary" wooden wing of the structure (Smithsonian)
Proposed National Zoo in Rock Creek Park
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? A group of school children viewing the first bison at the National Zoological Park in 1899. Photograph...
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Congressman Joseph G. Cannon: The Most Powerful Speaker of the House in US History
Joseph G. Cannon served as Speaker of the House from 1903-1911 and is considered by many to be the most powerful Speaker of the House in American history. Read more to learn about his legacy!
Queen Liliuokalani, last royal ruler of Hawaii (1917)
Hawaiian ex-Queen Liliʻuokalani Comes to Washington
Hawaiian ex-Queen Liliʻuokalani brings her spirit of aloha to Washington, captivating hearts with her grace and resilience. A tale of royalty and cultural heritage unfolds.

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