Welcome to obscure Washington, D.C.

March 12, 2013

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Michael W. Kauffman is author of "American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies." Here he stands on a tennis court at Fort McNair, the site of the Lincoln conspirators' hanging.


Learn more about the Washington Monument

March 12, 2013

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Learn more about the National Mall in Washington D.C

March 12, 2013

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Learn more about Union Station in Washington D.C.

March 12, 2013

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10 inaugural controversies from history

January 22, 2013

http://www.politico.com/gallery/2013/01/10-inaugural-controversies-from-history/000731-010414.html

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Obama got tongue-tied while taking his first oath of office in January 2009, stumbling over his words after Chief Justice John Roberts, who swore him in, had said a word out of sequence. Just to be safe, Obama retook the oath a few days later, but the conspiracy theorists had already sunk their teeth in.


Ever wonder what the President’s desk looks like?

November 21, 2011

http://microsites.jfklibrary.org/presidentsdesk/

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Learn about the Supreme Court

October 21, 2011

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Scaling the Washington Monument

October 11, 2011

Mountaineering park ranger Brandon Latham talks about how engineers investigated the monument from hundreds of feet above the ground

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Scaling-the-Washington-Monument.html#ixzz1aWaPk06f

Washington Monument repair

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Interested in presidential elections?

September 27, 2010

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/09_2004/interactive.php

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Are you interested in Presidential Pets?

September 26, 2010

http://www.whitehousehistory.org/whha_exhibits/whitehouse_pets/index.html

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http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/photogallery/presidential-pets

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Exploding the Myths. More about the Fourth of July.

March 7, 2010

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Do you want to learn more about Air Force One?

March 7, 2010

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/air-force-one

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Learn more about the Lincoln Memorial

February 14, 2010

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Want to learn more about Washington DC?

February 14, 2010

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid14354335001?bctid=21338767001

Click on the above link to watch The Smithsonian Channel’s documentary called America’s Greatest Monuments:Washington DC.   It does take a few seconds to load, so wait patiently.

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Check out this slide show of Washington DC

February 13, 2010

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/multimedia/photos/11243951.html

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Want to learn more about Washington DC?

February 13, 2010

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/washington-dc-quiz/

Click on the above link to take this Quiz about Washington DC.  How did you do?  Tell me in a Comment.  I did not do well either, do not worry.


Want to learn more about the Lincoln Memorial?

February 6, 2010

Hands Of An Artist: Daniel French’s Lincoln Memorial

Listen to this podcast from National Public Radio.  Complete a Current Event.  Comments?  Post one!

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