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Glen Echo in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Glen Echo Park

George Washington Parkway

 
 
Glen Echo Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 17, 2019
1. Glen Echo Park Marker
Inscription.  
The Park Carousel
A park highlight is the 1921 Dentzel Carousel. In 1960, the park's first Civil Rights protest occurred on the Carousel. After Glen Echo Park became a national park unit, local residents raised $80,000 in one month to keep the Carousel here. Thanks to their efforts it is one of the few Dentzel Carousels remained in its original location and is still enjoyed by people of all ages.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsEntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 38° 57.989′ N, 77° 8.329′ W. Marker is in Glen Echo, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Macarthur Boulevard south of Oxford Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7300 Macarthur Boulevard, Glen Echo MD 20812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glen Echo From Past to Present (here, next to this marker); 1921 (within shouting
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distance of this marker); a different marker also named 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker); Glen Echo Civil Rights Protest (within shouting distance of this marker); The Roller Coasters of Glen Echo Amusement Park (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Glen Echo Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Glen Echo Park Yurts (within shouting distance of this marker); The Changing Face of Glen Echo (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Echo.
 
More about this marker. The historical information is on the bottom right corner of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 17, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Apr. 13, 2024