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Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964

The Extra Mile

 

—Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —

 
Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2015
1. Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964 Marker
Inscription. Blending meticulous research on the indiscriminate use of pesticides with her eloquent literary style, Rachel Carson laid the groundwork for the modern environmental movement when she wrote Silent Spring, one of the most influential books of its time. Her book became a catalyst for an environmental philosophy that sought to promote the respectful coexistence of mankind and the environment.

“[We are] challenged as mankind has never been challenged before to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature, but of ourselves.”
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Points of Light Volunteer Pathway marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.895′ N, 77° 1.714′ W. Marker is in Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from G Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1208 G Street Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Gompers 1850 - 1924 (here, next to this marker); John Muir 1838 - 1914 (here, next to this marker); Bill W. and Dr. Bob (a few steps from this marker); Wallace Campbell 1911 - 1998 (a few
Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2015
2. Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964 Marker
steps from this marker); Clifford W. Beers 1876 - 1943 (within shouting distance of this marker); Roger Baldwin 1884 - 1981 (within shouting distance of this marker); Children's Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); John J. Donovan, Jr. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Rachel Carson. Points of Light. (Submitted on January 1, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Environment
 
Rachel Carson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2015
3. Rachel Carson
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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 September 7, 2016.
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