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Can't Get to D.C. for Inauguration Day? Consider These Historic Alternatives

January 7, 2009, 12:00 pm
Shortly after Election Day, I had a terrific idea: I would take my son out of school and travel to Washington to witness the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United States. Alas, it stopped being a terrific idea around the same time that 4 million other Americans came up with the same one.