On July 16, 1790, the Congress authorized the construction of a new
capital on the banks of the Potomac River on land donated to the
by the states of Virginia and Maryland. It was named 'Washington'
in honor of our first President and the Leader of the Revolutionary
D.C. stands for the District of Columbia and it is not part of any
state and is administrated by the Congress.
The district is home to all three branches of government and home
to the national museums and a huge number of monuments as well as
It is currently a major tourist attraction and the same thing was
true in the 1890's.
(actually I am surprised that there are not more spoons from this area)
Most of these spoons show the Washington monument (the highest
structure in the city), the capital building and the White House
visit the George Washington Exhibit
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