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A Literary Guide to Washington, D.C.: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers Webcast | Library of Congress

Kim Roberts discusses her book, “A Literary Guide to Washington, D.C.: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston.”

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Source: A Literary Guide to Washington, D.C.: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers Webcast | Library of Congress

Atomic Architecture: The Secret Cities of World War Two – CityLab

The Manhattan Project, the program that developed the first nuclear weapons during World War II, worked out of three purpose-built cities in Tennessee, New Mexico, and Washington state. A new exhibition considers their design and legacy.

Source: Atomic Architecture: The Secret Cities of World War Two – CityLab

Histories of the National Mall

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From the Scout Report

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Smithsonian Institution | institution, Washington, District of Columbia, United States | Britannica.com

Smithsonian Institution | The Smithsonian Institution’s first building, known as the Castle, was completed in 1855. © Wangkun Jia/Dreamstime.com
Smithsonian Institution | The Smithsonian Institution’s first building, known as the Castle, was completed in 1855. © Wangkun Jia/Dreamstime.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smithsonian Institution, research institution founded by the bequest of James Smithson, an English scientist. Smithson, who died in 1829, had stipulated in his will that should his nephew and heir himself die without issue, his remaining assets would pass to the United States and be used to found the Smithsonian Institution.”

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How Washington Derailed Amtrak – NationalJournal.com

Thirty-nine minutes into his southbound ride from Wilmington, Delaware, to Washington, D.C., Joseph H. Boardman, president and CEO of Amtrak, begins to cry. We’re in the dining car of a train called the Silver Star, surrounded by people eating hamburgers. The Silver Star runs from New York City to Miami in 31 hours, or five more hours than the route took in 1958, which is when our dining car was built. Boardman and I have been discussing the unfortunate fact that 45 years since its inception, the company he oversees remains a poorly funded, largely neglected ward of the state, unable to fully control its own finances or make its own decisions. I ask him, “Is this a frustrating job?”

via How Washington Derailed Amtrak – NationalJournal.com.

English: AEM-7 905 leads the Silver Star to Mi...
English: AEM-7 905 leads the Silver Star to Miami, stopping here at Trenton Transit Center (Photo credit: Wikipedia)