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Washington D.C. History Washington, D.C. was founded in 1790 as the permenent capital of the United States. Congress had been meeting in both New York and Philadelphia before George Washington himself helped select the site on the Potomac river. Washington D.C. is not a state. It is a district called the District of Columbia, named after Christopher Columbus. It was designed to be an atractive city with broad streets and many tree. The city's business
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Unformatted text preview: is centered on the government. Initially the city an area that was ten miles square. Both Virginia and Maryland donated part of their land for the capital. The Virginia portion of D.C. was later given back to the state of Virginia. The Official Bird of Washington, D.C. is the Wood Thrush and the official flower is the American Beauty Rose....
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