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"DC area phone workers at Uline Arena where they joined their co-workers across the country in a four-hour union meeting, marking the first nationwide strike against Ma Bell - 1945":

DC area phone workers at Uline Arena where they joined their co-workers across the country in a four-hour union meeting, marking the first nationwide strike against Ma Bell - 1945.

Members of local affiliates of the National Federation of Telephone Workers mill outside the Uline Arena at 1132-46 3rd Street NE October 8, 1945 where they authorized their leaders to call a nationwide strike. The NFTW called for a nationwide four-hour meeting, effectively the first nationwide stri...
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Street signs are not quite legible, but I'll bet that car gets us a date - where and when are we?

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Old Time D.C. updated their cover photo.

Looking SW from 11th St. & Otis Pl., NW this morning.

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Old Time D.C. updated their cover photo.

Washingtonians: "Hurrah! Inauguration Day", March 4, 1889:

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"The Anacostia Delta Band, which includes [Danny] Gatton's old rhythm section (John Previti and Barry Hart) lay down regional guitar sounds from then and now and remind audiences why these guitar masters are so adored."

MAY12
Sat 8:00 PM EDTRhizome DCWashington

Tourist homes of yesteryear - The Shamrock Inn, 508 East Capitol St., NE on a c. 1937 postcard:

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A new exhibit explores six D.C. neighborhoods and the forces that led to their transformation over the past century.
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Sursum Corda, 1971:

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Sunny days are on the horizon.☀️ In 1971, these boys, equipped with basketballs and baseball gloves, knew how to enjoy the sunshine in the Sursum Corda neighborhood. Photograph from the Emil A. Press Slide Collection (PR 1842B). #dchistory #dcsports

A new DC Public Library podcast relevant to our interests! Mike Tramonte, son of one of The Bayou's owners, shares his memories growing up + working in Georgetown:

Many today know Georgetown as a popular tourist stop for its vaulted history, and premier shopping and dining. But peel back the current scene to 30 years or so ago and you’ll find a vibrant, eclectic live music and nightlife scene. The Bayou was one such club, and son of one of the original owner...
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Old Time D.C. updated their cover photo.

Georgetown, 1959 - clipped from eBay.

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Monday saw a significant milestone reached in the movement for a healthier Anacostia River:

Monday's rainstorm was the first test of a new $2.6 billion tunnel designed to prevent sewer overflows. The tunnel worked as intended, according to DC Water.
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I want to encourage any of you working on local history to consider presenting at the DC History Conference - more information and help with proposals is coming up!

MAY16
Wed 5:30 PM EDTGelman LibraryWashington
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"My husband & I are involved in a tobacco barn dismantling project in Southern Maryland. I found this today. It’s a glass bank from Peoples Drug Store with a coin slot in top but no way to access coins without breaking."