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History of Capitol Hill
The U.S. Capitol was built atop Jenkins’ Hill, now often referred to as “...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds
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Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...

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Union Troops at the Capitol - 1861
Weekdays at 3 p.m. — In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, a...

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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...
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