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Lost Farms and Estates of Washington, D.C. - by Kim Prothro Williams (Paperback)

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Washington has a rural history of agrarian landscapes and country estates. John Adlum, the Father of American Viticulture, experimented with American grape cultivation at The Vineyard, just north of today's Cleveland Park. Slave laborers rolled hogsheads--wooden casks filled with tobacco--down present-day Wisconsin Avenue from farms to the port at Georgetown. The growing merchant class built suburban villas on the edges of the District and became the city's first commuters. In 1791, the area was selected as the capital of a new nation, and change from rural to urban was both dramatic and progressive. Author Kim Prothro Williams reveals the rural remnants of Washington, D.C.'s past.
Number of Pages: 203 pages :
Genre: History, Technology, Photography
Sub-Genre: United States, Subjects & Themes, Agriculture
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Book theme: State & Local, Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA), Historical, General
Author: Kim Prothro Williams
Language: English
Street Date: April 9, 2018
TCIN: 53583582
UPC: 9781625858306
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-9904
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