FREE Event: Mangy Curs and Stoned Horses: Animal Control in Washington, DC
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FREE Event: Mangy Curs and Stoned Horses: Animal Control in Washington, DC

Join us for the fascinating story of animal control in D.C. and Georgetown, from when citizens and police were expected to take stray animals off the streets, to the organization of a District pound in 1872, and into the twentieth century. Learn about the Mad-Dog Scare of 1899, the starling panic, the Battle of Lincoln Park, the capture of President Grant's cows, and pistol-carrying dogcatchers!

When: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
11am - Noon
Where: The cool comfort of your home ...
United States
Contact: Chris Bauer

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Guild member Hayden Wetzel writes landmark nominations for the D.C Preservation League and has authored studies of various aspects of Washington history. His new book, Mangy Curs and Stoned Horses: A History of Animal Control in the District of Columbia from the Beginnings to about 1940 examines the unique and quirky subject of animal control in DC. The book has been written up in Washingtonian magazine and The Washington Post. Hayden has presented his research at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, the George Washington University, and the DC Public Library. The book is available at

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