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Cardinal Direction Marker: East

 
 
Cardinal Direction Marker: East Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 13, 2019
1. Cardinal Direction Marker: East Marker
Inscription.  
Did you know that this type of stone was used to make arrowheads?

This 544 million-year-old rock is quartzite, a very hard stone used to make arrowheads by the local Nanticoke peoples. It came from Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland's Monocacy Valley. 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: EnvironmentNative Americans.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 53.293′ N, 77° 0.936′ W. Marker was in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker was at the intersection of Maryland Avenue Southwest and 3rd Street Southwest, on the right when traveling west on Maryland Avenue Southwest. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. A different marker also named Cardinal Direction Marker: East (here, next to this marker); National Native American Veterans Memorial
Cardinal Direction Marker: East Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 13, 2019
2. Cardinal Direction Marker: East Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); George Rivera (within shouting distance of this marker); Cardinal Direction Marker: South (within shouting distance of this marker); Traditional Croplands (within shouting distance of this marker); Cardinal Direction Marker: North (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nora Naranjo-Morse (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Nora Naranjo-Morse (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced with the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on February 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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