National Geographic : 1931 Nov
(q)INational uLeograpnic society rinlay direct coior rnotograpn oy .apt. A.vv..oevens PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE CONNECTS THE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE HOUSES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT In 1800 a member of Congress records that the great avenue from Capitol to White House was "nearlythe whole distance adeep morass covered with alder bushes" and not until many years later was it properly paved. Along its broad way have passedinaugural parades, triumphal processions, and the funeral corteges of national heroes. No thoroughfare in all the Nation has staged so many glittering pageants asthis historic tree-lined thoroughfare.