Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bear and the Steelhead
This bench and carvings are from a western red cedar tree used for the 9/11 Pentagon totem pole.
Symbols and colors in this bench:
Moon: Protector and guardian of the earth by night
Salmon: Dependability and renewal—the provider
Bear: Strength, learned humility, motherhood and teaching
Red: Blood, valor
White: Skies and spacious heavens
Yellow: Sun, light and happiness
Location. 38° 59.754′ Touch for map. Marker is in front of the National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike. Marker is in this post office area: Bethesda MD 20892, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Totem For Healing (here, next to this marker); Raven and the Sun (here, next to this marker); Tree of Hippocrates (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Tree of Hippocrates (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); President Franklin D. Roosevelt (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Louis Stokes Laboratories (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Centennial Anchor (approx. 0.4 miles away); From Trolley to Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
Categories. • Native Americans • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 11, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.