Sibling Rivalry on The High Seas of 19th-Century Alexandria and Boston

One hundred seventy-two years ago, Zachary Taylor was sworn in as president, the California gold rush was just...

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Let's Party Like It's 1838 and We Are Train Conductors

It's 1838, just after Christmas, the Potomac River was frozen solid, and William Coates sat down to pen a letter to...

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Alexandria Loves a Parade - Especially for George Washington's Birthday

Like many others who live (or have lived) in Alexandria, my Facebook memories, IG memories, and iPhone memories have...

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