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Rumpled high-schoolers taking a breather after a credit-card spree, a rhythmless homeless guy pounding on a plastic bucket, cars nudging pedestrians’ calves, squished pigeons on cement: Georgetown, 1995. Wharf rats scurrying along unpaved roads, greenish-brown slime from the overflowing Potomac River, the whine of mosquito wings, only 500 homes, and rough frontiersmen hanging out at the warehouses: Georgetown, 1795. In today’s one-and-a-half-hour tour past the C&O Canal, the former Port of Georgetown, and the site of G-town’s railroad, a park ranger discusses “The Good Ole Days?” in the neighborhood from the late 18th to the early 20th century. Meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Georgetown Ranger Station, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. FREE. (202) 653-5190.(Nathalie op de Beeck)