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Even after 100 years, nothing really changes.

Ballgame or hot, sweaty hearing room? Source: The Pensacola Journal, August 24, 1914.

Ballgame or hot, sweaty hearing room? Source: The Pensacola Journal, August 24, 1914.

I found this article yesterday in The Pensacola Journal microfilm. I hope the game was good, but in keeping with the spirit of ‘nothing really changing’, the Washington team probably lost.

It is unlikely that Emmett Wilson would have taken off during the day and left his seat empty; with the exception of being absent to attend his brother’s funeral, for example, he was in his seat on the House floor. He had great disdain for his fellows who would skip out on their responsibilities to constituents.

However, August in Washington, D.C. is a sticky, hot mess, and without air conditioning, the humid, 100-degree temperature days would drive anyone to the baseball field. Or the shores of the Potomac for a break.

If he was at the game, I wouldn’t blame him. I just hope it was worth the trip!

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