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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cardinal Direction Marker: South

 
 
Cardinal Direction Marker: South Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2017
1. Cardinal Direction Marker: South Marker
Inscription.  
This boulder traveled more than 18,000 miles from the southernmost point of South America! Between 65 and 145 million years old, this granite stone was given to the museum by the Yagán people of Chile. The Yagán want this stone to represent their community's survival. It is one of four Cardinal Direction Markers around the museum.
 
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 38° 53.28′ N, 77° 0.991′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Maryland Avenue Southwest west of 3rd Street Southwest, on the left when traveling east. On the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 339 Maryland Avenue Southwest, Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Traditional Croplands (a few steps from this marker); Nora Naranjo-Morse (a few steps from this marker); Sunflower • Wádxaweew (wah-ha-way-oh)
Cardinal Direction Marker: South Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2017
2. Cardinal Direction Marker: South Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lunar Calendars (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Nora Naranjo-Morse (within shouting distance of this marker); Meadow (within shouting distance of this marker); Can you find symbols for the sun, (within shouting distance of this marker); Sassafras • Wináhk (Wee-nock) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on February 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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