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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Covered Wagon Wheels

Transportation Walk

 
 
Covered Wagon Wheels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
1. Covered Wagon Wheels Marker
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Covered Wagon Wheels

From the 1840s to the 1860s, settlers and gold rushers walk overland trails 15 to 20 miles a day beside covered ox-drawn wagons carrying up to 2500 lbs. of household goods and supplies.

Emigrants Crossing the Plains (detail). Henry Bryan Hall, Jr., 1869. Museum of the American West, Autry National Center, Los Angeles.

Transportation Walk

 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.58′ N, 77° 0.087′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on M Street Southeast west of 4th Street SE, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1869 (here, next to this marker); 1830/1899 (here, next to this marker); 1886 (here, next to this marker); 1895 (here, next to this marker); 1837 (a few steps from this marker); 1860 (a few steps from this marker); 1873 (a few steps from this marker); 1897 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. AnimalsRoads & Vehicles
 
Covered Wagon Wheels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
2. Covered Wagon Wheels Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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