Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bear and the Steelhead
This bench and carvings are from a western red cedar tree used for the 9/11 Pentagon totem pole.
Symbols and colors in this bench:
Moon: Protector and guardian of the earth by night
Salmon: Dependability and renewal—the provider
Bear: Strength, learned humility, motherhood and teaching
Red: Blood, valor
White: Skies and spacious heavens
Yellow: Sun, light and happiness
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Science & Medicine.
Location. 38° 59.754′ N, 77° 5.862′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Center Drive close to Wisconsin Avenue (Maryland Route 355), on the left when traveling west. Marker is in front of the National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 Center Drive, Bethesda MD 20814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Totem For Healing (here, next to this marker); Raven and the Sun (here, next to this marker); Tree of Hippocrates (a few steps from this marker); President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the NIH Bethesda campus on this site, October 31, 1940 (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Louis Stokes Laboratories (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Centennial Anchor (approx. 0.4 miles away); From Trolley to Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Spring House & Pool of Bethesda (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 11, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.