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

The Clara Barton Trail

Clara Barton National Historic Site

 
 
The Clara Barton Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 24, 2017
1. The Clara Barton Trail Marker
Inscription. Did you know a heroine lived right here in Glen Echo, Maryland? Fearless, selfless. and determined, Clara Barton dedicated her life to helping others. Know as the “Angel of the Battlefield” during the Civil War and founder of the American Red Cross, Clara Barton broke away from the traditional roles set for women. On the front lines of change, she overcame many obstacles and refused to give up hope. She made a difference around the world at a time when women could not vote, own property, or have a bank account. To learn more about Clara Barton's work, follow the footsteps along the Clara Barton Tail.
 
Location. 38° 58.069′ N, 77° 8.369′ W. Marker is in Glen Echo, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Oxford Road west of MacArthur Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. In a parking lot at Glen Echo Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo MD 20812, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glen Echo Park: Protest Years 1960 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Echo Park: Spanish Ballroom c. 1943 (about 300 feet away); Glen Echo Park: Aerial View c. 1954 (about
The Clara Barton Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 24, 2017
2. The Clara Barton Trail Marker
300 feet away); Glen Echo Park: Chautaugua c. 1891 (about 300 feet away); A Heroine's Home (about 300 feet away); A Life of Service (about 400 feet away); Glen Echo Park c. 1930 (about 400 feet away); “A riotous country jumble” (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Echo.
 
Also see . . .  Clara Barton National Historic Site. National Park Service (Submitted on June 3, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Clara Barton's House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 24, 2017
3. Clara Barton's House
Clara Barton's house was a home for her and her staff as well as a warehouse and headquarters for the American Red Cross. Clara Barton National Historic Site honors her life and work. Miss Barton's story comes alive here.
Close-up of photo on marker
Clara Barton image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 24, 2017
4. Clara Barton
Close-up of photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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