National Geographic : 1913 Jun
. . Photo by Leet Bros. "The only man who seems to have foreseen the greatness of this city, so far as I can learn, was GeorgeWashington himself. Although he died before Louisiana was purchased and long before you acquired territory on the Pacific coast, he appearstohave realized that this was going to be an enormous country and ought to have a grand capital" (see page 750).