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Great Cranks of Washington

Great Cranks of Washington In the 19th and early 20th century the papers were full of stories of the cranks of Washington. The District of Columbia and The White House–those places of Mystic Power and Influence–lured cranks in by the hundreds, including men in drag, men with reptiles, Presidential claimants, blood-donors, and assorted lunatics.