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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1830

John B. Jervis

 
 
1830 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 7, 2021
1. 1830 Marker
Inscription.  Chief engineer Jervis designs the steam engine Experiment for the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad. The first free-swinging four-wheel front truck becomes the standard American design and enables speeds of 80 miles per hour.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Transportation Walk series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 38° 52.576′ N, 77° 0.05′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of M Street Southeast and 4th Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east on M Street Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1865-1869 (here, next to this marker); 1817 (here, next to this marker); Switching Yard (a few steps from this marker); 1840-1950 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1830
1830 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
2. 1830 Marker
A prior iteration of the marker. It was identical to the current signage.
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(a few steps from this marker); 1825 (a few steps from this marker); 1827 (a few steps from this marker); 1833 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on April 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 17, 2022