DC Urban History

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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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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RARE ESSENCE @ CRYSTAL SKATES 7-21-1985

May 1st, 2017 | By
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Georgetown Canal Boatmen Brawl; Brutal Fight Ends in Murder

May 1st, 2017 | By

I was poking around the archives of both The Washington Post and The Washington Times to come across a gem of a story to share and the one that caught my eye involved two Georgetown boatmen engaged in a brutal fight to the death. Reading through any article titled “Murder in Georgetown,” you’re primed for a
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