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Washington, D.C. flag dates back to English battle

Sometimes you learn things from the craziest places, but one of my favorites is the Sunday comics. Flashbacks by Patrick M. Reynolds explains how traditions, names and general lore so simply anyone can learn. Which brings me to my favorite … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: George Washington’s first vault

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Washington Circle remembers that Washington

It is perhaps the most overlooked statue in plain sight of the man for whom the city is named. Washington Circle by Foggy Bottom that intersects 23rd, K St., New Hampshire Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW has a bronze equestrian … Continue reading

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George Washington’s whiskey is a little rye, uh dry

After beating the British and serving two terms as our president that included putting down the Whiskey Rebellion, George Washington retired to his home Mount Vernon — to make whiskey. In fact, Washington was the nation’s biggest whiskey maker the … Continue reading

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Changing of the guard at George Washington’s tomb

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Society of the Cincinnati and Larz Anderson House

When first hearing the Society of the Cincinnati was not about the town but a Roman soldier, I thought how strange. Weren’t all Roman warriors named Spartacus or something like that? Well, it was something like that. The Society is … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: George, almost in birthday suit

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So how many people are coming to the inauguration?

After 1.8 million came to Washington for Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration, everyone is wondering how many will return for the second on Jan. 21. Who knows, though the DC Department of Transportation is estimating 500,000. Some estimate 800,000. There are … Continue reading

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Masonic Temple worth visiting for George Washington fans

I’ve seen the Masonic Temple in the distance all of my life and only been near it twice to realize it’s a pretty big place. Finally, my wife said let’s go see it. I’m willing to try any place with … Continue reading

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