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

Covered Wagon Wheels

Transportation Walk

 
 
Covered Wagon Wheels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
1. Covered Wagon Wheels Marker
Inscription.  From the 1840s to the 1860s, settlers and gold rushers walk overland trails 15 to 20 miles a day beside covered ox-drawn wagons carrying up to 2500 lbs. of household goods and supplies.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Transportation Walk series list.
 
Location. 38° 52.58′ N, 77° 0.087′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on M Street Southeast west of 4th Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east. 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. 1886 (here, next to this marker); 1869 (here, next to this marker); 1830 / 1899 (here, next to this marker); 1895 (a few steps from this marker); 1860 (a few steps from this marker); 1837
Covered Wagon Wheels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
2. Covered Wagon Wheels Marker
(a few steps from this marker); 1873 (a few steps from this marker); 1897 (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 May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 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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