Maryland voted on Dec. 23rd, 1788 to cede a 100-square-mile area of wetlands for the seat of the national government, the District of Columbia. Gavin and Wyatt are silhouetted as they survey the D.C. lowlands while John surveys tunes from, and about, the swamp in memory of the marsh which became the foundation of Washington D.C.. Tune in on Monday from 8-10 on KRNN!
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