Washington DC History
"This city was built on a swamp, what does that tell you?" - If you've paid any attention to Washington DC history, you've heard this kind of remark.
Originally the area was occupied by a native tribe called the Nacotchtank, with the Patawomeck Powhatans and the Piscataway tribe nearby.
George Washington selected the site for the Capitol City as a way of striking a middle-ground between the Southern States and the Northern ones during the early burgeoning development of the federal government of the nascent country called The United States.
Original photos and page Aug 2015
This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital
Photos by Erik Weems - web site