1803 Poem Honoring George Washington Uncovered

I frequently write about George Washington, especially as we get closer to his February 22nd birthday. Articles like...

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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 his...

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5 Things an 1841 Letter Remind Us to be Grateful About

Let me start by saying there is nothing particularly memorable about this 1841 letter.

Charlotte, of Alexandria, D.C....

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Collingwood Mansion (1859 - 2020) — Alexandria, Virginia

Until recently, Collingwood, one of the three Potomac River mansions occupied by the Snowden brothers, existed in the...

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