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

Bald Cypress

[Native American Agriculture]

 

[U.S. Department of Agriculture]

 
Bald Cypress Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 21, 2011
1. Bald Cypress Marker
Inscription.
This tree commemorates the many contributions Native Americans have made to American agriculture, plants domesticated and harvested by Native Americans in the New World still make up a significant proportion of all vegetables produced worldwide.
November 18, 1988
Richard E. Lyng
Secretary of Agriculture

 
Erected 1988 by U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
Location. 38° 53.312′ N, 77° 1.707′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Jefferson Drive, SW, east of 14th Street, SW, (U.S. 1). Touch for map. Marker and tree are near the farmer's market at the northeast corner of the Jamie Lloyd Whitten Building, Headquarters of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC 20250, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USDA Holocaust Memorial Tree (here, next to this marker); Federal Grain Inspection Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradford Pear Tree (within shouting
Bald Cypress Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 21, 2011
2. Bald Cypress Marker
distance of this marker); USDA Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Steven Thomas Stefani IV (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Smithsonian Institution Building (about 700 feet away); Enid A. Haupt Garden (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Also see . . .  Taxodium distichum: The Bald Cypress. (Submitted on September 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Pre-Columbian culture; Jamie Lloyd Whitten Federal Building; Wampanoag; American Indians.
 
Categories. AgricultureHorticulture & ForestryNative Americans
 
Bald Cypress Marker - visible between the tall, Bald Cypress tree and the signpost, lower right image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 21, 2011
3. Bald Cypress Marker - visible between the tall, Bald Cypress tree and the signpost, lower right
Wampanoag Three Sisters Garden image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 17, 2011
4. Wampanoag Three Sisters Garden
The Roots of American Agriculture image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 17, 2011
5. The Roots of American Agriculture
The Wampanoag Three Sisters Garden with signage visible in the garden bed, lower right image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 17, 2011
6. The Wampanoag Three Sisters Garden with signage visible in the garden bed, lower right
- garden located on Independence Avenue, around the block from the "Bald Cypress — [Native American Agriculture]" marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on September 30, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5, 6. submitted on September 24, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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