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Feb 06, 2004, 5:00am

When Pierre L'Enfant first viewed the land along the banks of the Potomacin 1791, he must have been a little disappointed. He faced a daunting designtask. Much of the land was uninhabitable swamp land ceded from the Stateof Maryland and Virginia. Indeed, the land in Virginia was actually givenback to that state.