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Help me find resources to learn about my new home in Washington state.

Two years ago, we moved from Maryland to Seattle, WA, but I still feel like I don't know very much about my new home. Ideally, I'm looking for the "here's what you should have learned in 6th grade" level overview of local history and common knowledge. (I might get into deeper history later, but right now I just want to not feel like such a tourist)
posted by mboszko on Sep 20, 2015 - 10 answers

I'm looking for a quote from a founding father about leaving government

I remember reading something, somewhere from one of the founding fathers about the original intent of legislators to NOT be a political class. To serve a term or two and go home so that people from outside could contribute and people inside didn't get too jaded. Though maybe I'm adding a lot of subtext. Is there anything from any of the FF's on this that rings a bell? Do you have a quote or two?
posted by rileyray3000 on May 10, 2013 - 3 answers

What to do in DC?

In Washington DC for 3 days - looking for "second tier" tourist destinations. [more inside]
posted by Elagabalus on Feb 12, 2010 - 30 answers

What did George Washington think of the name of Washington, DC?

Is anything known about what George Washington thought about having a city named in his honor? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Jun 18, 2009 - 6 answers


Where can I find information about the history of Chinatown in Washington, D.C.? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Sep 17, 2008 - 3 answers

200 Years of State History on $0.00 (in useful materials) a Day!

I need lesson plan ideas for Washington State History. It's a summer school class with three weeks left, three hours per day... and a number of odd and annoying constraints. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Jul 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Trivia Trip to Washington DC

MuseumGeeksinDCFilter: Looking for offbeat, trivia-intensive experiences in Washington, DC for a group of maritime history museum geeks. Special Exhibit inside. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jan 18, 2005 - 8 answers

Presidential Inauguration: Walk or Limo?

History question: January 21, 1977. "The afternoon of infamy" for people in the limousine business. After having just been inaugurated, Jimmy Carter decides to exit his limo and walk with his family (and a large crowd) down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. What has been the trend since?
posted by john on Jan 3, 2004 - 6 answers

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