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Va.'s coal-mining history to get an upgrade

A piece of Virginia's coal-mining history will undergo a makeover this spring. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy says coal mining in the so-called Richmond basin dates back several centuries.

Monday - 03/03/2014, 03:26am EST

Tags: coal mining,

1870s ledger rescued from trash in Danville

An inmate rescued a 19th-century Danville store ledger from the trash heap.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 11:11am EST

Tags: Danville, Va., inmates

15 Va soldiers ID'd at NY Revolutionary War site

A group working to preserve a New York military cemetery from the Revolutionary War says it has identified 15 soldiers from Virginia believed to be buried there.

Monday - 11/11/2013, 11:46am EST

Tags: American Revolution, Veterans Day, cemetery, military

Book chronicles more than a century of D.C. baseball history

There's been plenty of interesting baseball history in the city, and author Fred Frommer has gotten it all down in a recent book.

Saturday - 09/21/2013, 01:09pm EDT

Tags: Washington Senators, JFK, Fred Frommer, Kristi King, baseball,

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Which era do you prefer? Poll finds Americans long for the 1950s

A new Economist poll finds that a majority of Americans would prefer to live again in the bubble gum days of the 1950s.

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 07:33pm EDT

Tags: The Economist, poll,

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo: Past and Present

On May 5, people across the United States will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas, mariachi and parades and festivals. But few know the history behind the day that so many Americans celebrate.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 08:55am EDT

Tags: Cinco de Mayo, Mexico, celebration, holiday, margarita, culture, Alex Beall

Folklore or historical fact: How your favorite road earned its bizarre name

WTOP has assembled a list of some of the strangest road names in the Washington area. Many of these abnormally named arteries are even major commuting routes.

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 06:39am EDT

Tags: Road names, Dave Dildine, Accotink Creek, odd road names

Washington's wartime 'oval office' getting remade

The future first president stayed in the field with his troops through the Revolutionary War, living and working in the tent that was the nation's first "oval office" of sorts. And a reproduction tent will be on tour ahead of the planned Museum of the American Revolution opening.

Sunday - 03/31/2013, 03:20pm EDT

Tags: Mount Vernon, George Washington, Oval Office, Colonial Williamsburg,

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