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Rock Creek Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tupelo Tree

(Nyssa Sylvatica)

 
 
Tupelo Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 30, 2013
1. Tupelo Tree Marker
Inscription.
This & neighboring trees were
From all parts of the country
Planted by
Camp Fire Girls
At a National Conservation Rally
April 12, 1936 in memory of
Dr. Luther H. Gulick
First President

 
Erected 1936 by Camp Fire Girls.
 
Location. 38° 57.841′ N, 77° 2.78′ W. Marker is in Rock Creek Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Touch for map. The marker is at the base of a tree just south of the Joaquin Miller Cabin along Beech Drive in Rock Creek Park. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort DeRussy (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Fort DeRussy (approx. mile away); Fort De Russy (approx. 0.4 miles away); An African American Enclave (approx. 0.7 miles away); Early Entrepreneurs (approx. 0.7 miles away); Never Again Such Homes At the Price! (approx. mile away); Military Road School (approx. 0.8 miles away); School Days (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsHorticulture & Forestry
 
Tupelo Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 30, 2013
2. Tupelo Tree Marker
Tupelo Tree and the Joaquin Miller Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 30, 2013
3. Tupelo Tree and the Joaquin Miller Cabin
The marker is visible just to the right of the tree.
Joaquin Miller Cabin & Tupelo Tree image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 30, 2013
4. Joaquin Miller Cabin & Tupelo Tree
The marker is visible just to the right of the tree.
Joaquin Miller Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 30, 2013
5. Joaquin Miller Cabin
the marker is in front of the tree on the left

"The L-shaped cabin was built in 1883 at a site near the intersection of 16th and Belmont Streets, NW across from what is now Meridian Hill Park ... In 1911-1912 the cabin was disassembled and moved to its present site and dedicated on June 2, 1912." -- NPS Classified Structures Report.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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