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Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Mason Estate

 
 
The Mason Estate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 8, 2008
1. The Mason Estate Marker
A Spanish translation is below the English paragraph.
Inscription. In contrast to the island today, this 1818 map by Robert King portrays the island as one continuous garden rich in native and cultivated plants, flowers, and fruits and divided by an avenue planted with trees. The estate was the summer retreat for the family and friends of John Mason.

En contraste con la isla de hoy día este mapa hecho por Robert King en 1818 nos muestra la isla como un jardín lleno de plantas, flores, y frutas indígenas y cultivadas. La isla estaba dividida por una avenida plantada de árboles y en una época era el sitio de veraneo de la familia y los amigos de John Mason.
 
Location. 38° 53.576′ N, 77° 3.727′ W. Marker is in Theodore Roosevelt Island, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from George Washington Parkway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located along a foot trail in Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mason Mansion about 1900 ( about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Indian Villages and Captain John Smith ( approx. 0.3 miles away in Virginia); Theodore Roosevelt ( approx. 0.3 miles away);
The Mason Estate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 8, 2008
2. The Mason Estate Marker
The marker stands at stop 9 of the walking trail.
Fort Haggerty ( approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia); History Of The U. S. Marine Corps ( approx. half a mile away in Virginia); Causeway ( approx. half a mile away); "Lest We Forget - We Stand on Your Shoulders" ( approx. half a mile away in Virginia); The Battle For Iwo Jima ( approx. half a mile away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Theodore Roosevelt Island.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, US
 
The Island Today image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 8, 2008
3. The Island Today
Contrasting with the map on the marker, the island today is heavily timbered and has considerable undergrowth.
The Mason Estate image. Click for full size.
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4. The Mason Estate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on April 9, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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