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Takoma Park in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Scott H. Lawson

 
 
Scott H. Lawson Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2016
1. Scott H. Lawson Marker
Inscription.  
He lived for peace
Scott H. Lawson
1949-1984
Takoma Park Nuclear Freeze Task Force

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPeace.
 
Location. 38° 58.494′ N, 77° 0.687′ W. Marker is in Takoma Park, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Takoma Park MD 20912, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Takoma (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roscoe (about 300 feet away); Our Flag Display (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 2 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Thomas / Siegler House and Garden (approx. ¼ mile away); Takoma Station Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away in District of Columbia); B.Y. Morrison Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Takoma Park.
 
Regarding Scott H. Lawson. "In December 2003, the City of Takoma Park Maryland celebrated its 20th year as a nuclear free zone. The act that brought this about,
Scott H. Lawson Marker and Memorial Tree, looking out onto Westmoreland Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2016
2. Scott H. Lawson Marker and Memorial Tree, looking out onto Westmoreland Avenue.
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Ordinance No. 2703, declares Takoma Park a nuclear free zone (NFZ) in that 'work on nuclear weapons is prohibited within the city limits and that citizens and representatives are urged to redirect resources previously used for nuclear weapons toward endeavors which promote and enhance life....'. Known as the Takoma Park Nuclear Free Zone Act, the legislation establishing the City as a nuclear free zone is fairly unique, and is an interesting example of politically-principled municipal legislation with adequate tools to enforce its goals." -- Tom Roberts, "Takoma Park, Maryland Celebrates 20 Nuclear Free Years"
 
Scott H. Lawson Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2016
3. Scott H. Lawson Marker
The marker is at the base of the tree on the left, in the Takoma Urban park. The park has a gazebo and is a spot for live music almost weekly.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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Jun. 21, 2021