Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bear and the Steelhead
This bench and carvings are from a western red cedar tree used for the 9/11 Pentagon totem pole.
Symbols and colors in this bench:
Moon: Protector and guardian of the earth by night
Salmon: Dependability and renewal—the provider
Bear: Strength, learned humility, motherhood and teaching
Red: Blood, valor
White: Skies and spacious heavens
Yellow: Sun, light and happiness
Location. 38° 59.754′ Click for map. Marker is in front of the National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike. Marker is in this post office area: Bethesda MD 20892, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Totem For Healing (here, next to this marker); Raven and the Sun (here, next to this marker); Tree of Hippocrates (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Tree of Hippocrates (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); President Franklin D. Roosevelt (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Louis Stokes Laboratories (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Centennial Anchor (approx. 0.4 miles away); From Trolley to Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bethesda.
Categories. • Native Americans • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.