The next time your father or grandfather tells you he never found himself in trouble during his youth, approach that claim with some skepticism, especially if he grew up in Chevy Chase.
Check out this fantastic old article that we uncovered in The Washington Post from December 12th, 1951.
Two teen-age Chevy Chase boys were arrested by the FBI and Montgomery County police yesterday in connection…
We came across a great photo via Shorpy’s Twitter handle this weekend. It shows the old Eckington rail yard back in the 1920s.
“Eckington Yards, June 4, 1923.” A rare and unusually detailed look at the Baltimore & Ohio rail yard in Washington, D.C., during that year’s big gathering of Masonic lodges. National Photo Company glass negative.
“Past and present in locomotives. Eckington Yards, June 4,…
Check out this 1887 map of a much smaller Rockville. This was way back when Grover Cleveland was the U.S. President, and just about two decades since the Civil War.
1887 map of Rockville
Source: Library of Congress
This is what the same area looks like today on Google Maps.[googlemaps…
How cool is this photo? It was taken by Theodor Horydczak in 1934. Click on the image for a much larger version and read the inscription at the top: “Repaired 1934, National Park Service, Department of the Interior.”