“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Navy Yard, District of Columbia

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1District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — "4-in. 40 caliber rifles"
These two guns, originally known as breech-loading rifles, are trained in a southerly direction, to either side of the flagpole. Gun on East side, registry no. 21, manufactured in 1896 here at the Navy Yard mounted on USS PURITAN (Monitor #1, . . . Map (db m52098) HM
2District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 9 — 100M — Then & Now — Capitol Riverfront —
Prior to the plot of land at the corner of 1st and M Streets, SE being purchased by Opus East, the On Luck Cafeteria and Zohery Bus Tours garage were open and operating for many years. Open since the 1960s, On Luck Cafeteria served up fried chicken . . . Map (db m141563) HM
3District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 7 — 1015 Half — Then & Now — Capitol Riverfront —
1015 Half Street is a 421,000 square-feet Class A office building originally started by OPUS East but finished by Skanska and now owned by Prudential. Started in 2008, the building stood as a vacant shell through much of the Great Recession until it . . . Map (db m141556) HM
4District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 13 — 1221 Van — Then & Now — Capitol Riverfront —
The parcel on which 1221 Van is located was once the site of a much frequented gas station at the corner of South Capitol and N Streets, which operated until late 2007. Once owned by Monument Realty and Lehman Brothers, the site was purchased by the . . . Map (db m141573) HM
5District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1607 — John Smith
The first permanent English colonists come to the New World in three small ships; the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery. After settling at what is now Jamestown, Virginia Captain Smith becomes their leader.Map (db m112727) HM
6District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1631 — Transportation Walk
America's first ferry-man Edward Converse is paid one or two pence a person, six pence per pig and extra monies to run the ferry at night across the Charles River between Boston and Charlestown.Map (db m112728) HM
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7District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 16-inch Projectiles
These projectiles were fired from the largest guns used by the U.S. Navy, specifically the 16-inch/50 caliber guns on the Iowa-class battleships. These ships were the USS Iowa (BB61), USS New Jersey (BB62), USS Missouri (BB63), and USS Wisconsin . . . Map (db m32618) HM
8District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1775 — Transportation Walk
America's First Submarine, the Turtle, is built by David Bushnell to break the British blockade of New York. The driver uses a hand driven propeller to move it beneath its target.Map (db m112730) HM
9District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1775 — Transportation Walk
Daniel Boone follows the Warriors' Path and blazes the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap. From 1775 to 1810, over 200,000 settlers move west through the Gap.Map (db m112731) HM
10District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1786 — Elias Hasket Derby
The first American trading ship arrives at the port of Canton, China. Following the American Revolution, merchant Elias Derby's ships make 45 voyages to new markets in the East Indies and China.Map (db m112729) HM
11District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1804-1806 — Meriwether Lewis, William Clark
Lewis, Clark and the Corps of Discovery seek the "shortest and most convenient route to the Pacific." Their versatile 55 foot keelboat can be rowed, poled, sailed or pulled up the Missouri River and carry 10 tons of supplies.Map (db m112732) HM
12District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1804-1806 — Sacagawea
A Shoshone Indian woman, Sacagawea, accompanies Lewis and Clark as an interpreter and enables the expedition to purchase horses. Clark calls her his "pilot" through the Rockies.Map (db m112733) HM
13District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1806 — Thomas Jefferson
Better roads link the nation and enable people and goods to move inland. In 1806, Thomas Jefferson signs the law authorizing the construction of the first federal highway, the National Road.Map (db m112734) HM
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14District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1817 — Transportation Walk
Captain Henry M. Shreve designs a shallow hull and high-pressure engine so steamboats can navigate upriver to Western Waters. His Washington makes the round trip between Louisville and New Orleans in 41 days.Map (db m112741) HM
15District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1825 — DeWitt Clinton
The 363-mile Erie Canal, promoted by New York governor Clinton, opens. Settlers move west and the cost to move goods east decreases 90%. New York becomes the busiest port in America.Map (db m112743) HM
16District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1827 — Transportation Walk
New York City's first public transportation route operates the 12-seat stagecoach Accommodation. By 1832, horses pull metal-wheel street railway cars on metal tracks.Map (db m112744) HM
17District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1830 — John B. Jervis
Chief engineer Jervis designs the steam engine Experiment for the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad. The first free-swinging four-wheel front truck becomes the standard American design and enables speeds of 80 miles per hour.Map (db m112739) HM
18District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1830 — Transportation Walk
Peter Cooper races his steam locomotive Tom Thumb against the horse-drawn B&O Railroad. Within a year, the B&O is an all-steam railroad.Map (db m112742) HM
19District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1830 / 1899
1830 There are 23 miles of railroad tracks in the United States. 1899 There are 186,000 miles of railroad tracks in the United States.Map (db m112750) HM
20District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1833 — Joseph Walker
Trappers gain early knowledge of routes through the West. After years in the mountains, Walker leads the first party overland to the Great Salt Lake and then the Yosemite Valley.Map (db m112745) HM
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21District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1837 — Transportation Walk
John Ericsson's steam driven screw propeller is more efficient than the paddle wheel and is still used today. In 1862 he applies this and other improvements to his design of the ironclad Monitor.Map (db m112748) HM
22District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1840-1950
Enslaved and free African-Americans were the primary railroad builders in the South before and after the Civil War. For generations, railroad companies employed more African-Americans than any other industry in the U.S.Map (db m112740) HM
23District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1840-1950
Enslaved African Americans and free Blacks were the primary railroad builders in the antebellum South before and after the Civil War. Railroad companies employed more Blacks than any other industry.Map (db m170381) HM
24District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1859
The Nationals Baseball Club of Washington, D.C. is founded by a group, including government clerks, only 13 years after the first rules of the game were established.Map (db m114053) HM
25District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1860 — Johnny Fry
For 19 months, until the telegraph replaced it, the Pony Express provides the fastest mail service to California. Fry rides the first leg in and out of St. Joseph, Missouri. The mail reaches Sacramento in 10 days.Map (db m112747) HM
26District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1865-1869
Chinese were hired to do the dangerous work of blasting and laying ties over the treacherous High Sierras. Comprising nearly 80% of Central Pacific's workforce, their contributions made possible the Transcontinental Railroad.Map (db m112738) HM
27District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1865-1869
Chinese and Irish immigrants built about 2,000 miles of track. The 12,000 Chinese were nearly 80% of Central Pacific's workforce. Their hard work and ingenuity to tunnel through the Sierras made possible the Transcontinental Railroad.Map (db m170380) HM
28District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1869 — Theodore Judah
Theodore Judah's lobbying and surveying efforts are rewarded when the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads are joined at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory.Map (db m112749) HM
29District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1869 — Theodore Judah
Theodore Judah's lobbying and surveying efforts are rewarded when the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads are joined at Promontory Point, Utah.Map (db m170383) HM
30District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1873 — Transportation Walk
At 4 in the morning, Andrew Smith Hallidie successfully tests the cable car in San Francisco, the first to be put in regular service. Moving cables pull the cars up and down steep hills.Map (db m112753) HM
31District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1886 — Transportation Walk
The first successful electric trolley is established in Montgomery, Alabama. Rapidly adopted, trolleys enable the upper middle class to move to the suburbs. Today, some American cities are choosing fast, clean and commercial light rail systems.Map (db m112751) HM
32District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1891 — Transportation Walk
Many inventors apply their skills to horseless carriages. John Lamberi produces America's first gasoline powered car. Only later will cars be mass-produced.Map (db m112755) HM
33District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1895 — J. Frank Duryea
J. Frank Duryea wins the first auto race in America. He and his brother found the first company in America to sell gas-powered cars.Map (db m112752) HM
34District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1897 — 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps
Twenty African-American soldiers cycle 1,400 miles from Ft. Missoula, Montana to St. Louis, Missouri in 40 days to test the new "safety" bicycle as a transportation alternative to the horse.Map (db m112754) HM
35District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1898 — John Holland
Holland launches the first practical submarine. Purchased by the Navy in 1900 as the USS Holland (SS-1), it uses a gasoline engine on the surface and is battery-powered under water.Map (db m112756) HM
36District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1900 / 1920
1900 Americans own 8,000 cars but there are only 10 miles of concrete paved roads. 1920 Americans own 8 million cars. Roughly 10% or 369,000 miles of roads are surfaced.Map (db m112771) HM
37District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1901 — Transportation Walk
Oscar Hedstrom designs the first American-made motorcycle the Indian for the Hendee Manufacturing Co.Map (db m112758) HM
38District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1903 — Orville Wright / Wilbur Wright
Wilbur becomes interested in mechanical flight in 1896. After experimenting with gliders, he and Orville develop and patent principles of airplane control that are still used today.Map (db m112759) HM
39District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1903 — Transportation Walk
Orville Wright pilots the first powered flight, lasting 12 seconds. The heavier-than-air plane takes off from the ground, flies 120 feet, and reaches an altitude of 10 feet. He and his brother Wilbur each make two flights that day.Map (db m112760) HM
40District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1908 — Elmer Sperry
Sperry develops a gyrostabilizer then gyrocompass, then the gyroscopic-guided automatic pilot, which keeps ships, airplanes, and now spacecraft on course.Map (db m112761) HM
41District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1910
President William Howard Taft becomes the first President to throw out the "ceremonial" first pitch to a major league game in Washington, D.C.Map (db m114052) HM
42District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1911 — Charles Kettering
Kettering perfects a workable electric starter at his lab in Dayton. First installed in 1912 Cadillacs, it means the end of difficult and dangerous hand cranking; and enables more women to drive.Map (db m112768) HM
43District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1911 — Harriet Quimby
Journalist Quimby becomes the first American woman to receive a pilot's license, and also the first woman to make a nighttime flight and fly the English Channel.Map (db m112770) HM
44District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1913 — Transportation Walk
While Mercedes have been made since 1908, Ford initiates mass production of cars the Model T rolls off the new assembly line. The line's efficiency will make cars affordable to working people.Map (db m131715) HM
45District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1919 — Transportation Walk
Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin experiment on a boat that runs above water on wing-like structures called hydrofoils. Model HD-4 sets a water speed record of 70 mph.Map (db m112769) HM
46District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1922 — Transportation Walk
William and Frank Fageol manufacture the Safety Coach, the first purpose-built bus, for inter-city travel. In 1927, their Twin Coach, the first dual-motored streetcar type urban transit bus, uses the whole length to carry passengers.Map (db m112773) HM
47District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1923 — Garrett Morgan
Morgan is granted the first US patent for a traffic signal to regulate vehicles and pedestrians in urban areas. The inexpensive, manually operated devise is used throughout North America.Map (db m112772) HM
48District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1924
The Washington Senators defeat the New York Giants to win the World Series for the first and only time in the history of the franchise.Map (db m114051) HM
49District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1925 — Transportation Walk
When planes are unable to fly, dogs still get through. Twenty dog drivers participate in the Serum Run, a relay which brings diphtheria serum to affected Alaskan villages.Map (db m112776) HM
50District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1926 — Robert Goddard
Among his many firsts, pioneer of space flight Robert Goddard constructs and launches the first liquid fuel rocket.Map (db m112774) HM
51District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1927 — Charles Lindbergh
Lindbergh makes the first non-stop, solo transatlantic flight. It takes 33 hours and 30 minutes in the specially built Spirit of St. Louis. He wins the $25,000 Orteig prize.Map (db m112775) HM
52District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1932 — Amelia Earhart
On the fifth anniversary of Lindbergh's flight, Earhart becomes the first woman and second person to make the solo flight across the Atlantic. Her Vega lands in Ireland after 14 hours 50 minutes.Map (db m112777) HM
53District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1932 — Transportation Walk
Viktor Eckengest longest designs a cab over engine back. Trucks can carry more cargo despite length limitations and the engine is more accessible for servicing.Map (db m131717) HM
54District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1937 — A. Phillip Randolph
Pullman porters make the trip comfortable for long distance train travelers. Randolph organizes the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1925 and wins its first major contract with the Pullman Company in 1937.Map (db m112943) HM
55District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1937
Washington hosts its first Major League All Star Game. The city would also host All Star Games in 1956, 1962, and 1969.Map (db m114050) HM
56District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1947 — Chuck Yeager
Test pilot Capt. Chuck Yeager flies the Bell X-1 jet Glamorous Glennis at Mach 1.06, the first time a plane exceeds the speed of sound.Map (db m131690) HM
57District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1948
The Homestead Grays win the last of 9 Negro National League Titles during their heyday in Washington, D.C.Map (db m114049) HM
58District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1956 — Transportation Walk
The first containerized shipment travels from Newark, New Jersey to Houston, Texas. Loading full trailer bodies onto ships rather than loading and unloading the cargo revolutionizes shipping.Map (db m112716) HM
59District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1956 — Dwight Eisenhower
President Eisenhower signs bills authorizing the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. 42,500 miles of new high-speed limited access highways create a nationwide transportation network.Map (db m113623) HM
60District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1958 — Transportation Walk
The Boeing 707 enters commercial service and an era of increased passenger travel begins. It is the first jet aircraft to provide commercial service carrying over 180 passengers.Map (db m112717) HM
61District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1960 / 2000
1960. Americans own over 61 million cars. There are 1,230,000 miles of paved roads. 2000. More than 130 million cars are registered. There are over 2,500,000 miles of paved roads.Map (db m113624) HM
62District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1961
The original Senators move to Minneapolis to become the Twins, and Washington, D.C. is granted an expansion team. In 1962, the new Senators begin play at D.C. Stadium.Map (db m114048) HM
63District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1962 — John Glenn, Jr.
John Glenn. Jr. makes three orbits of earth during America's first manned orbit of space flight in the Mercury Atlas 6 Friendship 7.Map (db m113621) HM
64District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1966 — Transportation Walk
Pan Am's Juan Trippe works with Boeing to develop the wide-body 747. Jumbo jets like the 747 can carry up to 490 passengers and reduce the cost of long distance travel.Map (db m112720) HM
65District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1969 — Transportation Walk
Neil Armstrong commands the Apollo 11 and becomes the first man to land a craft and walk on the moon.Map (db m112721) HM
66District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1970 / 2000
1970. Airlines carry 172 million passengers in the United States. 2000. Airlines carry almost 615 million passengers in the United States.Map (db m113622) HM
67District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1971
The final game in Washington ends in a forfeit win for the Yankees when fans storm the field. For over three decades the Nation's Capital is without a major league team.Map (db m114047) HM
68District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1972-1978 — Ivan Getting, Bradford Parkinson
Getting and Parkinson devise the Global Positioning System. It uses satellite signals, control stations and GPS receivers to pinpoint location in consumer cars and boats as well as commercial and military craft.Map (db m113619) HM
69District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1977 — Paul MacCready
His 70 pound Gossamer Condor, powered by cyclist Bryan Allen maneuvers a figure eight on a closed course and stays aloft for 7 minutes, 2.7 seconds, winning the $95,000 Kremer Prize.Map (db m113620) HM
70District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1983 — Sally Ride
Dr. Ride, the first American woman in space, takes part in the 7th Space Shuttle mission. The reusable spacecraft carry out 113 missions between 1983 and 2003.Map (db m113618) HM
71District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 3 — 200 I — Then & Now — Capitol Riverfront —
Once a paper warehouse and printing facility for The Washington Post, 200 I Street also served as a "tech hotel" before it was ultimately repurposed as a Class A office space that houses four DC Government agencies. The renovation and . . . Map (db m141559) HM
72District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 2003 — Transportation Walk
Dean Kamen introduces the battery operated self-balancing Segway Human Transporter. It carries people and small cargo 12 mph over a veriety of terrains.Map (db m112724) HM
73District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 2004 — Burt Rutan / Michael W. Melvill / Brian Binnie
The SpaceShipOne rocket and glider reaches a record altitude of 368,000 feet. Its second flight in two weeks wins it the $10 million Ansari X-Prize offered to inspire private development of manned space flight.Map (db m113617) HM
74District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 2005
Baseball returns to Washington, D.C. after a 33-year absence as the new Washington Nationals franchise hosts the Arizona Diamondbacks in their home opener on April 14th.Map (db m114046) HM
75District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 2005 — Transportation Walk
Alternative fuel vehicle device options for clean fuel and energy independence. This includes solar cars, electric cars and busses, and gas and electric hybrids.Map (db m180185) HM
76District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 5 — 909 Capitol Yards — Then & Now — Capitol Riverfront —
909 Capitol Yards is one of three residential apartment buildings constructed in Capitol Riverfront by developer JPI. The 237-unit building opened in 2011 on New Jersey Avenue, an area of the neighborhood populated by low commercial building, auto . . . Map (db m141565) HM
77District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 12 — 99M — Then & Now — Capitol Riverfront —
The parcel of land on which 99M—a 220,000 square-feet LEED Platinum Class A Office building—is set was once the site of Normandie Liquors. According to, Normandie Liquors "seemed to become a symbol of old versus new" in the neighborhood, . . . Map (db m141572) HM
78District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — A Walk on the Canal
You are standing on the site of the Washington City Canal. From 1815 to about 1880, the three blocks of Canal Park were part of an innovative, man-made waterways linking the Potomac River to the Eastern Branch of the Anacostia River. In . . . Map (db m113630) HM
79District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — American League Pennant / All-Star Game / Baseball in the Civil War / First Printing — Baseball Americana
American League Pennant. As the defending world champions, Washington players raise the pennant early in the season prior to defeating the Philadelphia Athletics, 9-4. National Photo Company. Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C., May 1, 1925. . . . Map (db m192569) HM
80District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream
When litter's on the ground, and the rain falls down, it ends up in the Anacostia River. So when you take your last drag, or you just have a bag, please do your part and don't litter. Earth Conservation Corps • Youth development . . . Map (db m114117) HM
81District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — April 1, 1967 — Transportation Walk
"In a nation that spans a continent, transportation is a web of union."—Lyndon B. Johnson on the new Department of Transportation begins operations. It oversees how transportation affects safety, property, economic growth, trade, the . . . Map (db m112719) HM
82District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Arch Bridge — Transportation Walk
One of the strongest bridge types, the arch bridge was used extensively by the Romans. The arch carries the weight of the roadway and vehicular traffic to supports at each end.Map (db m113615) HM
83District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 16 — Audi Field — Then & Now — Capitol Riverfront —
Opened in July 2018, Audi Field is the home for the D.C. United professional soccer team. Located in Buzzard Point of Capitol Riverfront, Audi Field was a public-private partnership between the District Government and the ownership of D.C. United to . . . Map (db m141578) HM
84District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Baseball Americana — Play Ball!
America and baseball grew up together, a democratic sport for a democratic nation. Transcending class and gender, the game is embedded in our history and consciousness like no other. The Library of Congress — the largest library in the world . . . Map (db m179717) HM
85District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Boiler House
Building 116 was part of the combined boiler and Power Plant that serves the Washington Navy Yard and Annex. The Building is significant as part of the industrial complex, and represents the physical expansion of the yard that followed the . . . Map (db m141569) HM
86District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Cable Stayed Bridge — Transportation Walk
The cables connect structure supporting the roadway and traffic to the tower, stiffening or staying the bridge and enabling the tower to carry the required load.Map (db m113616) HM
87District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1 — Canal Park — Then & Now — Capitol Riverfront —
Built on the site of the historic Washington Canal, Canal Park is three blocks of vibrant urban space with seasonal ice skating, interactive water fountains, and larger-than-life sculptures. Historically, the park draws its name from the Washington . . . Map (db m141549) HM
88District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Cantilever Bridge — Transportation Walk
Cantilever bridges carry heavy loads. The structure is built out symmetrically from each pier. The landward side is anchored and the other side may support an intermediate truss or be joined to the next cantilever.Map (db m112781) HM
89District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 2 — Capitol Quarter — Then & Now — Capitol Riverfront —
Constructed by EYA in partnership with the DC Housing Authority, these 327 townhomes are part of the rebuild of the Arthur Capper Carrollsburg public housing complex. The earlier 707 housing units were demolished in 2005 and these homes are a blend . . . Map (db m141554) HM
90District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Clean Rivers Project — Water Is Life
Recycling Rain Rain is good for rivers, right? Not always. When heavy rains overwhelm storm drains, rainwater mixes with sewage, and the heavily polluted result—called Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs)—winds up in Rock Creek,, the . . . Map (db m114113)
91District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Covered Wagon Wheels — Transportation Walk
From the 1840s to the 1860s, settlers and gold rushers walk overland trails 15 to 20 miles a day beside covered ox-drawn wagons carrying up to 2500 lbs. of household goods and supplies.Map (db m113612) HM
92District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Crane Runway
The ability to move large machinery was essential to assembly and manufacturing at the Naval Gun Factory, and crane systems were both inside buildings and across outdoor spaces of the yard to coordinate numerous manufacturing efforts. They . . . Map (db m113797) HM
93District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 15 — Dock 79 — Then & Now — Capitol Riverfront —
Voted by DC residents as Best Apartment Building in Washington City Paper's 2018 "Best of DC" poll, Dock 79 sits on once-neglected riverfront land that was used by land owner Florida Rock Properties for concrete mixing and gravel storage. Florida . . . Map (db m141575) HM
94District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Dudley Knox Center for Naval History — Dudley Wright Knox, Commodore, USN — 1877-1960 —
Dudley W. Knox, an 1896 graduate of the Naval Academy, had numerous tours afloat during the first twenty-five years of his career, including service in the first of the Navy's destroyers. He later played an important role in developing tactics and . . . Map (db m52235) HM
95District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Expanding Gate Valve
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration To advance the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials Expanding Gate Valve Utilized on a filter skid in a liquid petroleum gas system in Texas City, Texas . . . Map (db m112726) HM
96District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Flight Path
Look up, and every few seconds you'll see a plane taking off or landing from Washington Reagan National Airport, as they have since the 1940s. Due to its shorter runway, the airport is limited to smaller jet planes like 737s and 757s.Map (db m146987) HM
97District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Foundry
The Foundry was critical to the mission of the National Gun Factory and consisted of the Steel Foundry, Brass Foundry, Brass Casting Cleaning Shop, and Smelting Plant. Constructed in 1913, the Steel Foundry was the largest of the structures and . . . Map (db m113792) HM
98District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Four Bicycles and a Three-Wheeler
Marked, designated bike lanes on streets in most major cities, in suburbs and towns, are a response to increased cycling for fun, fitness and convenient, fuel-saving commuting.Map (db m112722) HM
99District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Frank Oliver Howard — "Hondo"
Frank Howard played for the Washington Senators from 1965 through 1971. One of the most physically intimidating hitters in baseball history Howard was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1960. He led the American League in home . . . Map (db m114056) HM
100District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Frank W. Crilley Building — Frank W. Crilley, Ensign, U.S. Navy, 1883-1947
Frank W. Crilley was born in Trenton, New Jersey on September 13, 1883. Following enlistment in the Navy in March, 1900 he became a gunner's mate and received additional training as a diver. In 1915 he made dives to over 300 feet during salvage . . . Map (db m10679) HM

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Dec. 5, 2022