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    From DCMilitary.com:
    "The first military test flight of an aircraft was made from the Fort Myer parade ground on Sept. 9, 1908, when Orville Wright kept the Wright Flyer in the air for a minute and 11 seconds. The thirteenth test flight ended in tragedy when, after three minutes aloft, the aircraft crashed. Wright was severely injured, and a passenger, Lt. Thomas Selfridge, became the first powered aviation fatality."

    Thanks to this, I now know why the Air National Guard base near my hometown in Michigan is named "Selfridge!"

    (Hasty photo for fear of arrest...)

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    There is a Thomas Selfridge gate too.


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    Kitty has three net likes and the point.

    Next: Three Sisters Island

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    Bonus points for any picture with a bike on one of the Three Sisters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DismalScientist View Post
    Bonus points for any picture with a bike on one of the Three Sisters?
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    Or just pull one of the dockless bikes out of the river?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitty View Post
    From DCMilitary.com:
    "The first military test flight of an aircraft was made from the Fort Myer parade ground on Sept. 9, 1908, when Orville Wright kept the Wright Flyer in the air for a minute and 11 seconds. The thirteenth test flight ended in tragedy when, after three minutes aloft, the aircraft crashed. Wright was severely injured, and a passenger, Lt. Thomas Selfridge, became the first powered aviation fatality."

    Thanks to this, I now know why the Air National Guard base near my hometown in Michigan is named "Selfridge!"

    (Hasty photo for fear of arrest...)

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    There's actually two plaques commemorating this flight at the Henry Gate to Fort Meyer at the corner of Arlington Blvd and Pershing. Komorebi made it a stop on the "Top Gun" ride last year.

    They are of course located in an easily accessible place:
    https://goo.gl/maps/thWym9sVzzS2

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    Quote Originally Posted by benihana View Post
    There is a Thomas Selfridge gate too.


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    There is! I just don't have the clearance to ride through Ft. Myer or the temerity to ride through the cemetery to photograph it...

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    I promise you can see them

    ETA: This is the view through the chain-link fence at the Washington Canoe Club. I didn't take a picture from the Key Bridge because I thought I could get closer, but the brush was too thick along the sides of the C&O trail.

    According to legend, these rocks mark the point where three sisters drowned attempting to cross the river. In one version of the story, the sisters themselves turned to stone, and that is how the islands came to be.
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    Notorious ARL: A Bike Ride March 24



    To view the seedier sights of crimes committed,
    To hear tales of hatemongers and femme fatales from years past,
    To explore deeds of corruption and espionage along familiar streets,
    Join us for a bike ride though Notorious ARL.

    Ride Details
    Join us for an approximately three hour ride of Notorious Arlington sites. We have a 18-mile course mapped out with multiple points of interest, each dealing with darker subject matter including terrorism, crime, espionage, and bigotry.
    HEY HENRY COME UP WITH YOUR OWN IDEAS... How about???? {Okay maybe I stole the idea from Henry (ssssshhhhhhh)}
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    I suppose it's for the best that I won't be able to participate sure to my mom coming to town for the "March for Our Lives", I'd hate to have to choose a side...

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