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In 1632, a fur trading post was established on what would soon be known as Georgetown. In the 1700s, tobacco production became the business of choice in that area. In 1751, Georgetown was officially founded in the province of Maryland and named after King George II. After the Revolution, the country’s capital was in Philadelphia. Southern states, however, felt very neglected as the capital was very far north and thus seemed to favor the north. In the late 1700s, Georgetown, with its growing economy and more southern location, became an attractive place to move the country’s capital. Originally, DC was a perfect diamond sitting on both Maryland and Virginia territory. In the 1840s, though, Virginia wanted its land back so that it could count the densely populated area toward their House of Representatives allocation. For this reason, DC now sits only on the northern bank of the Potomac, on what was once Maryland territory.

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The DuPont Circle area was very agricultural until around the 1860s. At that time, what is now downtown DC started getting crowded so new money settled in what we now call DuPont Circle.

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The Anderson House is truly gorgeous. The pictures below do not even come close to doing it justice. Even if a bit kitsch, the house is a definite must-see.

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