Historic Georgetown: A Walking Tour

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The area now known as Georgetown was once a central meeting place for nearly 40 Native American tribes situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Potomac River. It was inevitable that the very rivers that served these native people would attract the first European settlers to the region, settlers who established Georgetown as a bustling port and key commercial center. In 1791, George Washington fixed the small community's enduring importance by including it in the plans for the new Federal City. Taking you down cobblestone streets, Historic Georgetown: A Walking Tour includes local sites associated with such historic figures as John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy, Alexander Graham Bell, Francis Scott Key, and Victorian novelist E.D.E.N. Southworth. Enjoy the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century charms of Georgetown's architecture as you visit private homes, businesses, and social establishments. Climb the stairs on which the climatic scene of William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist took place!
ISBN: 9780738502397
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: District of Columbia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A longtime tour guide and author of Washington, D.C.: A Historical Walking Tour, Thomas J. Carrier has compiled a fascinating variety of images that tell the story of Georgetown from its earliest days as a small tobacco port to its modern-day status of the most fashionable neighborhood in America's capital city. This pictorial tour will be your guide on a entertaining and educational journey where the history of our nation can be found at nearly every turn.
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