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Forest Hills in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Soapstone Valley

Forest Hills Neighborhood

 

— Art on Call —

 
Soapstone Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
1. Soapstone Valley Marker
Inscription.  
Here the Nacotchtank Indians quarried soapstone and carved vessels. Archaeologist William Henry Holmes studied prehistoric workshops in this valley and other parts of the Rock Creek Watershed in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Artist: Mary Belcher

 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & CommerceNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the DC, Art on Call series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 38° 56.88′ N, 77° 3.703′ W. Marker is in Forest Hills in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of 30th Street Northwest and Albemarle Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south on 30th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3001 Albemarle Street Northwest, Washington DC 20008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rock Creek Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the National Bureau of Standards (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ponce de Leon Apartment Building
Soapstone Valley image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 26, 2019
2. Soapstone Valley
Soapstone Valley by Mary Belcher.
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Flora and Fauna of Rock Creek Park (approx. ¼ mile away); "Music of the Spheres" (approx. ¼ mile away); Forest Hills at Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Atomic Clock, 1948 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cultural Institutions (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Hills.
 
Soapstone Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
3. Soapstone Valley Marker
Sign at the entrance of the Soapstone Valley nearby on Albemarle St NW, west of Connecticut Ave NW image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 24, 2018
4. Sign at the entrance of the Soapstone Valley nearby on Albemarle St NW, west of Connecticut Ave NW
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on October 27, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on February 24, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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