Historical Markers in Columbia Island, District of Columbia
Washington and Vicinity
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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
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
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
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
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
”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
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
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
"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
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