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Matthew B. Gilmore

Category Archives: Politics

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 · Leave a comment

Sesqui-what? Truman Throws a Party for Washington

Sesqui-what? Truman Throws a Birthday Party for Washington, the National Capital By Matthew B. Gilmore* Full article here: http://intowner.com/2017/02/02/sesqui-what-truman-throws-a-party-for-washington/ In 1948 President Harry Truman announced the National Capital Sesquicentennial Celebration to … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Reading and Signing: Washington: A History of our National City by Tom Lewis Dec 2, 2015 7 pm

A History of our National City by Tom Lewis Dec 2nd, 2015  7pm Upshur Street Books (just a few blocks north of Petworth Metro station!) Creative Nonfiction Reading Event Date … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Maps of City of Washington Wards 1801-1871

Maps of City of Washington Wards 1801-1871 after Laurence F. Schmeckebier “Ward Boundaries of Washington and Georgetown” Records of the Columbia Historical Society, v.51-52. Before the District of Columbia wards … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment
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