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This is the Washington National Cathedral, officially named the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. George Washington was the first to plan a great church for national purposes in the capital city. In 1893 Congress granted a charter creating the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation and in 1907 the foundation stone was laid. President Theodore Roosevelt was the speaker on the day the stone was laid.
Next stop is Georgetown. Georgetown was formed in 1751 by Scottish tobacco merchants and soon became a thriving colonial tobacco port on the Potomac River. Today it is a premier neighborhood with a number of upscale shops and restaurants. I stopped for lunch in Georgetown.
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