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Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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The AOC maintains the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
The roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an...

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Nitrate vault at the Library of Congress Packard Campus
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Blog Posts Tagged 'wildlife'

February 03
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Sheep on the White House lawn, taken between 1916-1919. Image courtesy Library of Congress
The Capitol Grounds have long been a haven for wildlife, with residents ranging from squirrels to red-tailed hawks to a red fox. But sheep? If it had been left up to one Virginia farmer more than 90...
April 11
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Squirrels on the Capitol Grounds
When walking across the Capitol Grounds there is one critter that can consistently be seen out and about – the squirrel. When did squirrels first come to Washington, D.C. and how did they end up here...