27 Jun 2022

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The End of the Bonus Army

Last week, we looked at Hill resident William Boswell’s recollections of the Bonus Army. While most of his interactions with them were to visit their campground across the river, as well as having some of them visit his home on M Street Southeast, he was also there on the day when they were removed. President […]


21 Jun 2022

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: A Local remembers the Bonus Army

Many moons ago, I asked my readers what they would like to know more about. One query was about the Bonus Army of 1932, and where in DC, exactly, had they encamped while trying to convince the government to pay the bonuses they were to receive for their service during World War I. I came […]


19 Jun 2022

News:

From the MPD Blotter

Arrests and other crime information in the area, directly from MPD. If you have a tip, you can always call 202-727-9099. You can also send info anonymously to the TEXT TIP LINE by texting 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment […]


18 Jun 2022

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The 1908 Eleventh Street Bridge

(This is a reposting of a piece that was published long ago, losing its images along the way) Over the last few weeks, I have written of a number of bridges that cross the Anacostia River. Today, we will look at the bridge that crossed at 11th Street from 1908 until the 1960s. Almost 30 […]


17 Jun 2022

To Do:

The To Do List: Week of June 17, 2022

It’s halfway through June: Can you believe it? It’s Juneteenth on Sunday (observed on Monday) and we wrote a special post all about it here. Make sure you check it out! It’s also time to celebrate dads, and here are a few ideas on how to do it: Frager’s is offering free knife-sharpening through July […]


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