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Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Force of Nature

 
 
Force of Nature Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 5, 2018
1. Force of Nature Marker
Inscription.  This island haven honors Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States. Woodlands, waters, and wildlife habitat like this – near the City – inspired Roosevelt’s conservation ethic.

After becoming the president in 1901, the lifelong naturalist established national parks, monuments, forests, bird reserves, and game preserves on over 230 million acres of public land. His actions to protect America’s history, scenery and wildlife are reflected in the memorial and landscape you can experience today.

Mason’s Island was transformed in the 1930s from tangled and overgrown woods into Theodore Roosevelt Island – a living memorial to honor the legacy of a great outdoorsman and conservationist.
 
Erected 2018.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.74′ N, 77° 3.993′ W. Marker
Force of Nature Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 5, 2018
2. Force of Nature Marker
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is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on the Roosevelt Island parking lot near the bridge to the Island, accessible from the northbound lanes of the George Washington Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Indian Villages and Captain John Smith (a few steps from this marker); Mount Vernon Trail (a few steps from this marker); Fort Haggerty (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 0.2 miles away in District of Columbia); Making the Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away in District of Columbia); Mason Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away in District of Columbia); Urban Wilderness (approx. ¼ mile away in District of Columbia); Causeway (approx. ¼ mile away in District of Columbia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Bridge to Roosevelt Island image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 5, 2018
3. Bridge to Roosevelt Island
This bridge connects the parking lot in Virginia to Roosevelt Island in Washington, DC. The Virginia shore of the river is the boundary.
Close-up of photo on marker
Theodore Roosevelt<br>1858 - 1919 image. Click for full size.
By Pach Bros., May 11, 1904
4. Theodore Roosevelt
1858 - 1919
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on January 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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