Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Washington DC – Center of Paper Straw Manufacture

BY: Matthew B. Gilmore January 3, 1888 Marvin Chester Stone received a patent for the artificial drinking (paper) straw. This was a great improvement over a natural rye straw. Family … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Upshur Street Books – Mar 10, 2015: Book(s) talk: Washington: an inside view (Brookland, Dupont Circle, and Foggy Bottom)

CLICK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1550015971914322/ MARCH 10, 2015 Washington: an inside view (Brookland, Dupont Circle, and Foggy Bottom) Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00pm in EDT Upshur Street Books 827 Upshur St NW, Washington, District … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 1 Comment