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This Week On Metro Connection: Looking Back

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We scour the Metro Connection archives for our favorite history-related stories from the past few months. We'll sail back in time to an era of great ships and treasure lost at sea. And we'll revisit some more recent history, as we look back on the March on Washington. Plus, we'll head out on the Chesapeake Bay, to visit historic Smith Island.


[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks]

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