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District of Columbia Population passes 700,000 mark

2018 United States Census update: D.C. population surpasses 700,000; D.C.’s population is now 702,455 as of July 2018. This 1% increase represents a substantial slowing, which has averaged almost 2% (2011-2017–see District … Continue reading

December 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kim Roberts — Interview with a D.C. Website Creator – DC Writers’ Homes

Matthew Gilmore asks… Tell us about the website. DC Writers’ Homes documents the residences of literary authors who lived in Washington, DC from the city’s founding in 1800 through the … Continue reading

December 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Washington’s Lost Month: the 1918-19 Spanish Influenza Epidemic in the District of Columbia

Washington’s Lost Month: the 1918-19 Spanish Influenza Epidemic in the District of Columbia By Matthew B. Gilmore [CLICK HERE for complete article: http://intowner.com/2018/10/01/washingtons-lost-month-the-1918-19-spanish-influenza-epidemic-in-the-district-of-columbia/ ] CLICK HERE for a timeline of the month: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/timeline-washingtons-lost-month-the-1918-19-spanish-influenza-epidemic-in-the-district-of-columbia/ … Continue reading

October 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kim Prothro Williams – Interview with a Washington DC History Author

Kim Prothro Williams Lost Farms and Estates of Washington, D.C. The History Press, 2018 Related presentation: Rural Remnants of Washington County: An Architectural Survey of Washington’s Historic Farms and Estates   … Continue reading

October 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Honk that Horn — Go to Jail: Evolution of Noise Regulation in Washington, DC

[NOTE: this is worth re-posting and (re)reading–despite the withdrawal of the Amplified Noise Amendment Act of 2018; legislation is expected this fall–ED.] Honk that Horn — Go to Jail: Evolution … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

News for the Community: Origins of Washington’s Neighborhood Newspaper Tradition

News for the Community: Origins of Washington’s Neighborhood Newspaper Tradition By Matthew B. Gilmore* http://intowner.com/2018/04/29/news-for-the-community-origins-of-washingtons-neighborhood-newspaper-tradition/ Hill Rag, the Georgetowner, Northwest Current (and more recent targeted Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, and Dupont editions), the Southwester, and The InTowner itself (and … Continue reading

April 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bob Ellis – retires

[Sad news–Bob has been a tremendous resource at the National Archives] This from Bob Ellis: To everyone on H-DC: I am retiring April 27, 2018. I don’t know who will be … Continue reading

April 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

News for the Capital and the Nation: Politics and Washington’s Daily Newspapers

What Once Was News for the Capital and the Nation: Politics and Washington’s Daily Newspapers PUBLISHED: MARCH 21ST, 2018 Full column here: http://intowner.com/2018/03/21/news-for-the-capital-and-the-nation-politics-and-washingtons-daily-newspapers/ Click this to find our archive of What … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

One Final Flutter at Benning — the End of Horse Race Gambling in the District of Columbia

What Once Was One Final Flutter at Benning — the End of Horse Race Gambling in the District of Columbia PUBLISHED: JANUARY 1ST, 2018 Click this to find our archive … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving

In November of 1845 Washington’s newspapers, including the National Intelligencer, and The Union, reported on Mayor William Winston Seaton’s proclamation of November 27 as a “Day of Thanksgiving,” it being the city’s first … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · 1 Comment
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