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Meet Albert Freeman Africanus King: The Washington Doctor Who Proposed A Giant Mosquito Net & Attended to Abraham Lincoln
Meet Albert Freeman Africanus King, the Washington doctor who proposed a giant mosquito net around the city and attended to President Abraham Lincoln at his death bed. Learn more about this fascinating figure!
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The Fascination and Demise of Washington's Street-Level Weather Kiosk
Learn about the first Weather Bureau kiosk installed in Washington, D.C., and the reasons for its decommissioning in 1933. This article includes high-resolution photos and vintage newspaper articles.
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“The Mysterious Bone Discovered Beneath Capitol Hill that Led to DC’s Official Dinosaur”
Discover the mysterious bone discovered beneath Capitol Hill in 1898 that led to DC's official dinosaur. Learn more about the bone and the paleontologist who identified it as Capitalsaurus, the District's official dinosaur.
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