Capitol Hill History Project -- John Vlach (Capitol Hill Before L'Enfant):
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Description of Pictures: This was an interesting discussion entitled "Capitol Hill Before L'Enfant" about how Washington DC was founded including the various families whose holdings formed the core of the city. I'd never really understood how it worked but basically the farmers agreed to give up farming and become real estate sellers. The federal government claimed 3000 of the 6000 acres they held and they could sell the rest for whatever profits they could collect. It was an interesting discussion by John Vlach (professor of Anthropology and American Studies at George Washington University). He was introduced by Bernard Mergen, who was in turn introduced by John Franzen, the chairman of the CHHP.
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Description of Subject Matter: In keeping with our goal of building a stronger, kinder, more thoughtful community, the Capitol Hill Community Foundation has established the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project in order to give our neighborhood a better knowledge of its past and a deeper understanding of the everyday lives of its citizens.
The Project collects oral histories and other relevant materials and information from longtime Capitol Hill residents and former residents, to create a permanent, accessible, ongoing record of the people and events that have shaped our community. As a first priority, the collection effort is focusing on elderly residents whose stories may soon be lost, but its ultimate goal is a many-voiced narrative from across the generations, representing all walks of life and all races and backgrounds, that will illustrate the richly inter-connected life of our neighborhood over time.
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2003 photos: Equipment this year: I decided my Epson digital camera wasn't quite enough for what I wanted. Since I already had Compact Flash chips for it, I had to find another camera which used CF chips. That brought me to buy the Fujifilm S602 Zoom in March 2003. A great digital camera, I used it exclusively for an entire year.
Trips this year: Three-week trip this year out west, mostly in Utah.
Number of photos taken this year: 68,000.
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