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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Acquired in 1886 by the Department of Living Animals

 
 
Acquired in 1886 by the Department of Living Animals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 27, 2017
1. Acquired in 1886 by the Department of Living Animals Marker
Inscription.
Acquired in 1886 by the Department of Living Animals, buffalo were penned behind the Smithsonian Castle before being moved to what is now the National Zoological Park. Their presence sparked public interest in the preservation of a vanishing American species.

Smithsonian Institution Archives

 
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
 
Location. 38° 53.31′ N, 77° 1.594′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Drive SW 0.2 miles west of 7th Street SW. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Enid A. Haupt Garden. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Enid A. Haupt Garden (a few steps from this marker); "Nature is my religion." -- Enid A. Haupt (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Enid A. Haupt Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Smithsonian Institution Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parterre (within shouting distance of this marker);
Acquired in 1886 by the Department of Living Animals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 27, 2017
2. Acquired in 1886 by the Department of Living Animals Marker
a different marker also named Enid A. Haupt Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The pillars of the Renwick Gates... (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Henry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Categories. Animals
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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