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Scott H. Lawson

 
 
Scott H. Lawson Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2016
1. Scott H. Lawson Marker
Inscription.
He lived for peace
Scott H. Lawson
1949-1984
Takoma Park Nuclear Freeze Task Force

 
Location. 38° 58.494′ N, 77° 0.687′ W. Marker is in Takoma Park, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Takoma Park MD 20912, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Takoma (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roscoe (about 300 feet away); Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 2 (approx. 0.2 miles away in District of Columbia); The Thomas/Siegler House and Garden (approx. ¼ mile away); Takoma Station Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away in District of Columbia); Founding of Takoma Park (approx. half a mile away); Walt Penney Field (approx. 0.7 miles away); Belle Ziegler Park (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Takoma Park.
 
Regarding Scott H. Lawson. "In December 2003, the City of Takoma Park Maryland celebrated its 20th year as a nuclear free zone. The act that brought this about, Ordinance No. 2703, declares Takoma Park a nuclear free zone (NFZ) in that 'work on nuclear weapons is prohibited within the city limits and that citizens and representatives are urged to redirect resources
Scott H. Lawson Marker and Memorial Tree, looking out onto Westmoreland Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2016
2. Scott H. Lawson Marker and Memorial Tree, looking out onto Westmoreland Avenue.
previously used for nuclear weapons toward endeavors which promote and enhance life....'. Known as the Takoma Park Nuclear Free Zone Act, the legislation establishing the City as a nuclear free zone is fairly unique, and is an interesting example of politically-principled municipal legislation with adequate tools to enforce its goals." -- Tom Roberts, "Takoma Park, Maryland Celebrates 20 Nuclear Free Years"
 
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Scott H. Lawson Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2016
3. Scott H. Lawson Marker
The marker is at the base of the tree on the left, in the Takoma Urban park. The park has a gazebo and is a spot for live music almost weekly.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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