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Teddy Roosevelt Was Always Packin' Heat
The Rough Rider president, Teddy Roosevelt, was a total badass, the likes of which we won’t ever see again in the White House. Below is an article to prove my point. Rough Riders’ pistol (Collectors Quest) This is a piece printed in The New York Times, from October 15th, 1912. WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.–Col. Roosevelt, while he was President, was always on the alert for any...
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Three Bits of Trivia About the Longworth House Office Building
The “Three Things…” post about Cannon was pretty popular, so we’re going to continue our Hill-oriented posts with another one on the Longworth House Office Building. We suspect that the building houses and equal to possibly larger number of GoDCers (we’ll see with our traffic stats). Longworth House Office Building (Architect of the Capitol) 1. Elevator plummets...
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Real Shotgun Specials. Real Rifle Bargains.
National Sporting Goods Co. advertisement in the Washington Times – October 20th, 1912 Some time ago, way back in the day, purchasing a firearm was much easier. About 96 years before the District of Columbia v. Heller ruling dramatically altered the gun-owning landscape in our city, you could walk down to National Sporting Goods Co. at 424 9th St. NW and pick up a 12 gauge Remington automatic...
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