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Pamela Scott – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Creating Capitol Hill: Place, Proprietors, and People”

Pamela Scott – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Creating Capitol Hill: Place, Proprietors, and People”

Creating Capitol Hill: Place, Proprietors, and People. US Capitol Historical Society, 2018.

 

"Airship ROMA: A Forgotten Tragedy" Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Nancy Sheppard

"Airship ROMA:
A Forgotten Tragedy"


The experimental airship ROMA was celebrated as the pride of the nation's dirigible fleet. On February 21, 1922, she barreled towards the ground, claiming the lives of the majority of the officers, crew, and civilians on board in the single deadliest disaster of an American hydrogen airship.

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