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Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the D.C. suburb Silver Spring.

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Answer: Francis Preston Blair’s estate there was called Silver Spring

Source: Silver Spring is named for “Francis Preston Blair's estate. . .named after his discovery in 1840 of a nearby mica-speckled spring.”

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