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Frida Burling in her Georgetown home. She says Georgetown just wasn't destined to have a Metro stop.
Rebecca Sheir
Frida Burling in her Georgetown home. She says Georgetown just wasn't destined to have a Metro stop.

In this rebroadcast from The Newcomer's Guide To Washington, Rebecca Sheir looks in to some of the myths and mysteries surrounding Georgetown... including why the neighborhood doesn't have a Metro stop. Theories abound, but which one is actually true?

[Music: "Man in Motion" by John Parr from St. Elmo's Fire Soundtrack / "Break Even (In the Style of The Script)" by Sunfly Karaoke from Karaoke Kool, Vol. 34]

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