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What Once Was

1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving

Editor's Note: Matthew Gilmore has taken an autumn break & with Thanksgiving less than 30 days from now in mind, we decided this would be a good time to revisit his story from last year -- particularly since it was 170 years ago this month that the first-ever Thanksgiving Day ...

Washington’s Lost Month: the 1918-19 Spanish Influenza Epidemic in the District of Columbia

Naming Names: Washington’s Neighborhoods

Where did Washington DC’s 1950 Population of 800,000 Live?

Washington’s First Bicycle Craze: ‘Cycling in the 1880s and 1890s

Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017

News for the Community: Origins of Washington’s Neighborhood Newspaper Tradition

News for the Capital and the Nation: Politics and Washington’s Daily Newspapers

Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the Tiber Valley

One Final Flutter at Benning — the End of Horse Race Gambling in the District of Columbia