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Historical Markers in Columbia Island, District of Columbia

 
Clickable Map of Washington, District of Columbia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Washington, DC (2392) Montgomery County, MD (706) Prince George s County, MD (602) Alexandria Ind. City, VA (344) Arlington County, VA (417) Fairfax County, VA (689)   (2392) Washington (2392)  MontgomeryCountyMaryland(706) Montgomery County (706)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(602) Prince George's County (602)  AlexandriaVirginia(344) Alexandria (344)  ArlingtonCounty(417) Arlington County (417)  FairfaxCounty(689) Fairfax County (689)
Washington and Vicinity
      Washington (2392)  
ADJACENT TO WASHINGTON
      Montgomery County, Maryland (706)  
      Prince George's County, Maryland (602)  
      Alexandria, Virginia (344)  
      Arlington County, Virginia (417)  
      Fairfax County, Virginia (689)  
 
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1District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Island — "Where flowers bloom, so does hope" — Claudia Alta Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson — Lady Bird Johnson Park - George Washington Memorial Parkway —
First Lady Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson, known as Lady Bird, is famous for her nationwide beautification initiatives. When she served as First Lady from 1963 to 1969, she championed legislation concerning pollution, conservation, urban renewal, . . . Map (db m181397) HM
2District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Island — A Bridge for the Future — George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
For the past six years, the NPS has been making temporary repairs to the bridge while planning a full rehabilitation. In February 2016, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) informed the NPS that despite these emergency repairs, without a . . . Map (db m140994) HM
3District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Island — A Symbol of Reconciliation — George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On one side of Arlington Memorial Bridge stands the columned portico of Arlington House, the pre-Civil war home of Robert E. Lee. In that home, Lee made his decision to resign the US Army commission. He became the commanding general of Confederate . . . Map (db m142185) HM
4District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Island — An Engineering Marvel — George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
In addition to being regarded as Washington's most beautiful bridge, Arlington Memorial Bridge was an engineering marvel when it opened. The bridge was originally designed by Joseph B. Strauss as a drawbridge, and has a large bascule span that . . . Map (db m150817) HM
5District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Island — Architect of the Great Society — George Washington Memorial Parkway — Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove —
"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose." - Lyndon Baines Johnson
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac is a living memorial, surrounded by a grove of white . . . Map (db m181395) HM
6District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Island — Building a Beautiful Bridge — George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Completed in 1932, Arlington Memorial Bridge was built in a neoclassical style and extended Pierre L'Enfant's (1754-1825) original plans for the District of Columbia. The bridge was designed by the prominent architectural firm of McKim, Mead and . . . Map (db m150819) HM
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7District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Island — First Bloom — Lady Bird Johnson Park — George Washington Memorial Parkway —
”To me beautification means our total concern for the physical and human quality we pass on to our children and the future.” - Lady Bird Johnson When kids connect with national parks, the result is conservation. Through . . . Map (db m53699) HM
8District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Island — Navy and Marine Memorial — Dedicated to Americans Lost at Sea
In war and in peace, in commerce and in travel, in rescue and discovery, in fisheries and in research, this nation has forged a bond with and a dependence on the sea. This monument of waves and gulls memorializes our national life at sea. It is . . . Map (db m5108) HM
9District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Island — The Boundary Channel — George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
England's King Charles I granted the entire Potomac River to Maryland in 1632. Four centuries later Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia were still arguing over their mutual boundary. Alexander's Island was one controversial site. It . . . Map (db m181396) HM
10District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Island — The Memorial Grove — A Living Legacy — Lady Bird Johnson Park —
"This strip of land will always be a special place for me… It appears at the moment when you come over a rise and look down into the Potomac Valley and see the capital spread out with its great monuments." - Claudia Alta . . . Map (db m181393) HM
11District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Island — Tomorrow is ours to win or lose — Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Today, we proclaim our refusal to be strangled by the wastes of Civilization. Today, we begin to be the masters of our environment. Lyndon B. Johnson at the signing of the Water Quality Act of 1965 President Johnson . . . Map (db m181394) HM
 
 
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Dec. 4, 2022