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Anacostia Park, District of Columbia Historical Markers

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 27, 2019
Armaments & Aircraft Marker
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia Park — Armaments & Aircraft
The Washington Navy Yard is the oldest establishment of the U.S. Navy. It was the scene of many scientific developments including a ship model testing basin that evaluated the effect of water on new hull designs. The first shipboard aircraft . . . — Map (db m141714) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia Park — Flora & Fauna
Over the past 400 years, the Anacostia watershed has changed from a lush, diverse ecosystem to one shaped by trade, agriculture and a rapidly expanding population. In the 1700s, forests were cleared to make way for crop cultivation, which caused . . . — Map (db m141634) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia Park — Hillsdale & Frederick Douglass
The "Freedmen's Bureau" acquired 375 acres of land that was originally a tobacco plantation from the Barry Family in the late 1800's. In 1867, the land was named Hillsdale by African Americans who came to Washington in great numbers before and . . . — Map (db m141635) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia Park — Native People & Visitors
The Nacotchtank were American Indians who lived in the area now known as Washington, D.C. Also called the Necostins, their principle village was located on the eastern bank of a small river that still bears an anglicized version of their name . . . — Map (db m141633) HM

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