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Cardinal Direction Marker: East

 
 
Cardinal Direction Marker: East Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 22, 2017
1. Cardinal Direction Marker: East Marker
Inscription.
Did you know that this type of stone was used to make arrowheads?

This 544 million-year-old rock is quartzite, a very hard stone used to make arrowheads by the local Nanticoke peoples. It came from Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland's Monocacy Valley. It is one of four Cardinal Direction Markers around the museum.
 
Location. 38° 53.293′ N, 77° 0.936′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Avenue Southwest and 3rd Street SW, on the right when traveling west on Maryland Avenue Southwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wingapo (a few steps from this marker); Swamp Milkweed • Wihsakán (wee-sah-quam) (a few steps from this marker); Wetlands (within shouting distance of this marker); Can you find symbols for the sun, (within shouting distance of this marker); Bald Cypress • Ártu (ar-too) (within shouting distance of this marker); Broadleaf Cattail • Káhkáhaskwar (kaw-kaw-has-quar) (within shouting distance of this
Cardinal Direction Marker: East Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 22, 2017
2. Cardinal Direction Marker: East Marker
marker); Cardinal Direction Marker: North (within shouting distance of this marker); What is a Grandfather Rock? (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Categories. EnvironmentNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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