Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Monthly Archives: October, 2019

Washington Wins the World Series — 1924

CLICK: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1924-10-11/ed-1/ AND Washington Wins the World Series — 2019 CLICK: Parade – Saturday, November 2, at 2 p.m.; Constitution Ave and 15th St NW https://sportscapital.dc.gov/event/2019-nationals-championship-parade https://www.mlb.com/nationals How baseball’s changed … Continue reading

October 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Faye Haskins – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “The Evening Star: The Rise and Fall of a Great Washington Newspaper”

The Evening Star: The Rise and Fall of a Great Washington Newspaper https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780742548725/The-Evening-Star-The-Rise-and-Fall-of-a-Great-Washington-Newspaper# Faye Haskins Tell us about the book: The book tells the story of the 129-year old history … Continue reading

October 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Matthew R. Costello – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “The Property of the Nation: George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President”

https://kansaspress.ku.edu/978-0-7006-2827-8.html 1. Tell us about the book.  The book explores how Americans—individually and collectively—remembered George Washington during the nineteenth century. In order to tell that story, I used Washington’s tomb … Continue reading

October 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Evening Star: the Rise and Fall of a Great American Newspaper, November 9, 2019

Sat, November 9, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST The Evening Star author talk with Faye Haskins https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-evening-star-author-talk-with-faye-haskins-tickets-74485637547 Event Information Description The Washington Evening Star was among the top … Continue reading

October 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Non-mysterious Washington DC street names/naming

Recently published articles make much of the mystery behind the naming of Oklahoma Avenue: https://www.enidnews.com/news/state/oklahoma-avenue-thrives-despite-mysterious-history/article_07675fc8-7a66-5744-ac15-763d2d2b6d33.html and https://nondoc.com/2019/09/27/oklahoma-avenue-mysterious-history/ Frankly this is just silly–it’s never been a mystery or insoluble*. Between 1893 … Continue reading

October 4, 2019 · Leave a comment