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

Cardinal Direction Marker: East

 
 
Cardinal Direction Marker: East Marker image. Click for full size.
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. 38° 53.293′ N, 77° 0.936′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is 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 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. Wingapo (a few steps from this marker); Swamp Milkweed • Wihsakán (wee-sah-quam) (a few steps from this marker); Wetlands (within shouting distance of this marker); Can you find symbols for the sun,
Cardinal Direction Marker: East Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 13, 2019
2. Cardinal Direction Marker: East Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bald Cypress • Ártu (ar-too) (within shouting distance of this marker); Broadleaf Cattail • Káhkáhaskwar (kaw-kaw-has-quar) (within shouting distance of this marker); Cardinal Direction Marker: North (within shouting distance of this marker); What is a Grandfather Rock? (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 May 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 13 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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May. 31, 2020