Gwynns Falls Trail
Gwynns Falls Park at I-70/Franklintown
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After Franklintown, you will pass through a mature Piedmont hardwood forest. As you cross over Dead Run and enter Winans Meadow, you will pass by a mid-1800ís iron waterwheel, which pumped water from Dead Run to Thomas de Kay Winanís former Crimea estate on top of the ridge.
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John H. Piel ran a grocery and livestock feed store in Franklintown, one of Baltimoreís first planned communities.
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Bicyclists cross over Dead Run which flows into the Gwynns Falls and eventually the Chesapeake Bay.
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This 1969 drawing shows how I-70 was envisioned to go through Gwynns Falls and Leakin Parks, tunneling under the historic Crimea estate, as well as
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Children pose on Franklintown Road in 1901.
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council/A project of the Parks and People Foundation.
Location. 39° 18.121′ N, 76° 42.501′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on I-70 Park and Ride off Security Blvd.. Touch for map. The marker is at the end of I-70 Park and Ride. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21229, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Gwynns Falls Trail (here, next to this marker); Franklintown's Historic Roots (approx. ľ mile away); Caretaker House (approx. half a mile away); Crimea (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crimea Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Norman Van Allan Reeves (approx. 0.6 miles away); Leakin Park at the Crimea Estate (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 27, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.