dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
9 march 1968 & climate

9 march 1968 & climate

#OTD-ish Friday 9 March A tree was felled by a snow storm that impacted the entire region. This tree was located on the 3600 block of Patterson St NW. Two inches of snow fell at National Airport. The snow storm was seemingly the last gasp of winter. Though disruptive and precipitated downed power lines, it was not enough to close DC Public Schools. However, drivers in the city were required to have snow tires or chains on their cars due to a snow emergency put into effect. 

Please comment below. Did you live on Patterson Street? Do you remember this felled tree? Do you remember the snow storm? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy DCPL Special Collections, 12 March 1968. (Box #1328). Harry Goodman, photographer.
Harriett Griffiths, "Snow Disrupts Rush Hour Traffic," Evening Star 12 March 1968.

10 march 1968 & jimi hendrix experience

10 march 1968 & jimi hendrix experience

8 march 1968 & throwback thursday: women organizing for excellent housing

8 march 1968 & throwback thursday: women organizing for excellent housing