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Score! Redskins Take Washington

George Marshall, Washington Redskins team owner, meets with players on Sept. 11, 1937.

By Pamela Schipper In 1937, the Boston Redskins relocated and renamed the team the Washington Redskins. Their new city was enthralled. They promptly won the NFL Championship that year against the Chicago Bears, 28 to 21. George Preston Marshall, who had established the franchise as the Boston Braves in 1932, moved the team to Griffith Stadium where players shared space ... Read More »

Stuffed With Snow

White House 1938

By Pamela Schipper | Photography courtesy of the Library of Congress Dreams of a White Thanksgiving? It was unexpected. The first 23 days of November 1938 had been mild and warm, about what you would expect for this southern-lying city. But on Nov. 24, weather patterns changed dramatically to create the November storm of record. Six to nine inches fell ... Read More »

Gaithersburg’s Got Latitude


By Pamela Schipper | Photography courtesy of City of Gaithersburg From 1899 to 1982, a small observatory in Gaithersburg was a shining star in the International Geodetic Association’s mission to measure variations in latitude caused by the earth’s wobble on its polar axis. Observers there gazed at the stars for nearly 100 years, taking precise measurements to aid in navigation. ... Read More »

“Almost Heaven,” Germantown


Montgomery College’s Newest Campus Was Up-County Country in 1978 By Pamela Schipper | Photography courtesy of Montgomery County Historical Society John Denver may have been all over the airwaves during the Seventies, but “Stayin’ Alive,” that 1978 Billboard hit from the Bee Gees, should have been playing on this Montgomery College (MC) Germantown RV radio. That’s because after 10 years ... Read More »

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