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20012, 20014, 20016, 20019, 20020
Tree: The Scarlet Oak
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of Washington, D. C. was:
1997 - 554,000
2006 - 581,530
2014 - 658,900
2000 - 9,479
2014 - 9,660 people per square mile
2000 - 34.6 years
2000 - $40,127
2005 - $47,221
2000 - $157,200 (estimated)
2005 - $384,400
on the United State
Atlantic Coast on the Potomac River surrounded by the states of
Other nearby communities include Mount
all in Maryland
Elevation: 18 feet
above sea level
Land area: 61.4
Winter - 37 degrees F.
Spring - 56
Summer - 77 degrees F.
Fall - 60 degrees F.
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was designed by Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant around 1791. It
was the first American city planned for a specific purpose. It
was designed to be a beautiful city with wide streets and many
trees. The city's business is centered around the government.
Another name for Washington, D.C. is the District of Columbia.
The district was originally a 10 miles square crossing the
Potomac River into Virginia. Both Virginia and Maryland donated
part of their land for the capital district. The Virginia
portion of D.C. was later ceded back to Virginia.
as it Was!
Photographs by Theodor Horydczak
Spanning from the mid 1920s through the 1950s,
the Theodor Horydczak collection (about 14,350 photographs
online) documents the architecture and social life of the
Washington metropolitan area in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s,
including exteriors and interiors of commercial, residential,
and government buildings, as well as street scenes and views of
neighborhoods. A number of Washington events and activities,
such as the 1932 Bonus Army encampment, the 1933 World Series,
and World War II preparedness campaigns, are also depicted.
A great site to
learn about the White
A White House
site from the National Park Service
Ave. - open for self-guided tours Tuesdays through Saturday.
More info is available at the nps website. Up-to-date
information is available at: 202-456-7041
White House Historical Association (WHHA)
Washington, D. C. 20503
Information Center for Washington, D.C.
tourism website of DC
more information about the Smithsonian, write or
SI Building, Room
Washington, DC 20560-0010
3000 Block of Connecticut Avenue,
Museum of Natural History
at the Smithsonian
See the best dinosaur display in the world
For many years, the
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital has been
held in Washington DC. Offering documentary, animated, feature,
experimental, archival and children's films, most events include
discussion and almost all are free.
Call ahead for hours and for times the
museum is open: 202-426-6924
The theatre where President
Abraham Lincoln was shot. At the museum you may see the
derringer pistol which John Wilkes Booth used to kill Lincoln.
The clothes Lincoln wore that fateful night and the ropes used
to hand the conspirators are also on display. Across the street
is the Peterson House where you may see the blood-stained pillow
Lincoln used. After the 1865 assassination of Lincoln at the
theatre, another tragedy occurred. In 1893 all three floors
collapsed killed 22 workers. (website temporarily unavailable
Washington, D.C. City page
Court is online! You can access opinions, the docket, a
photo gallery and historical court information at this
Government of the
District of Columbia
441 4th Street, NW
City-Wide Call Center: (202) 727-1000
of Government Agencies in the District of Columbia.
of Commerce for Washington, D.C.
1213 K Street
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 347-7201
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