Glen Echo in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Life of Service
while able, you never will." —Clara Barton
When Clara Barton moved into this house in 1897, she was 75 years old and had gained international fame for her work in the Civil War. After the war, Clara Barton traveled to Europe where she learned about the International Red Cross. She served with the German Red Cross in the Franco Prussian War and earned several honors. When she returned to America, she spent 5 years lobbying Congress to ratify the Treaty of Geneva in order to establish the American Red Cross. In Glen Echo, Miss Barton continued her work in foreign aid, diplomacy, and equal rights while leading the American Red Cross. Along the way, Clara Barton developed ways of thinking that are part of our lives today. She gave us the first aid kit, emergency preparedness, and was a pioneer of natural disaster relief.
Erected by National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 58.049′ N, 77° 8.448′ W. Marker is in Glen Echo, Maryland Click for map. Located at the parking lot / Oxford Road entrance to the Clara Barton House, at Glen Echo Park. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Echo MD 20812, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clara Barton House (a few steps from this marker); A Heroine's Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Glen Echo Park Yurts (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Echo Park’s Crystal Pool (about 600 feet away); The Changing Face of Glen Echo (about 600 feet away); The Roller Coasters of Glen Echo Amusement Park (about 600 feet away); Glen Echo Park: Protest Years 1960 (about 600 feet away); Glen Echo Park: Spanish Ballroom c. 1943 (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Glen Echo.
Also see . . . Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross. she risked her life when she was nearly 40 years old to bring supplies and support to soldiers in the field during the Civil War. ...Following the battle of Cedar Mountain in northern Virginia in August 1862, she appeared at a field hospital at midnight with a wagon-load of supplies drawn by a four-mule team. The surgeon on duty, overwhelmed by the human disaster surrounding him, wrote later, "I thought that night (Submitted on July 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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