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Leaving the Gaylord National Hotel in Oxon Hill, I point to a lonely tree above the rising MGM Grand casino and parallel to the beltway and say, “That’s where the first president of the United States is buried.” Wait, isn’t … Continue reading
Whatever happened to the men and women that conspired to kill Abraham Lincoln? This is Edman Spangler’s story. Spangler worked at Ford’s Theater as a carpenter and scene shifter. He helped set up the President’s box for that evening; moving … Continue reading
Saw Lucille Ball’s family gravestone in Jamestown, N.Y. while visiting friends.
Congressional Cemetery was once a happening place for U.S. Senators or Congressmen to spend their eternal years. Eighty were buried there until 1870 when the sandstone centographs were deemed ugly. So the black marble stone of Stephen Joshua Solarz near … Continue reading
I found an angel at Arlington National Cemetery. A real one that saved us from a frustrating outing. In a second attempt to find Robert G. Carter, a Civil War veteran who later won a Congressional Medal of Honor, we … Continue reading