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Mother Gives Birth to Child on Key Bridge

May 24th, 2017 | By

Mother Gives Birth to Child on Key Bridge You probably don’t believe that headline, but it indeed happened back in 1956. Read more @ Ghosts of DC

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D.C. Gang Violence … Circa 1896

May 24th, 2017 | By

D.C. Gang Violence … Circa 1896 Have you ever seen the comprehensive list of D.C. gang names from 2008? It definitely doesn’t account for the 1896 South Washington Toughs from the rough parts of Southwest D.C. Read more @ Ghosts of DC

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Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton push for women’s history museum in DC

May 18th, 2017 | By

Former first lady Laura Bush joined a push this week for the addition of a women’s history museum on the National Mall. Speaking at the annual Women Making History Awards gala on Tuesday night, Bush said being honored at the event highlighted the need to “redouble our efforts to make sure there’s a women’s museum
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Ten Facts You May Not Know About Anacostia

May 11th, 2017 | By
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Once a thriving settlement of the Nacotchtanks, a Native American Algonquian tribe, the Anacostia neighborhood was incorporated as Uniontown in the mid 1800s as a suburb of the District of Columbia. But Anacostia is not a synonym for the entirety of D.C.’s land mass east of the Anacostia River. The neighborhood, and it’s nearly coterminous
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Think It Over, Mr. Careless Husband

May 10th, 2017 | By

Check out this ridiculously anachronistic advertisement from 1906. Read more @ The Ghosts of DC

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