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BY Matthew B. Gilmore
The July 4th holiday has not always been recognized as a national holiday (only since 1870) but observations began in the District of Columbia since its earliest days.
https://ourtowndc.com/arthur-cotton-moore-architect-author/ Arthur Cotton Moore – Architect, Master Planner, Author – Washington DC
Moore talks to Andy Ockershausen
and also a video
On the Waterfront with Arthur Cotton Moore
A daredevil bicyclist riding his enormous two-wheeler down the Capitol’s House-side east front steps — it’s a famous image everyone recognizes. Any work even casually mentioning bicycles in Washington will refer to it; it’s been on the cover of books about Washington, but there’s much more to the story — of the photograph itself, of the event, of the 1890s bicycle craze in Washington it represented.