On, May 18,1966, Crowds Gathered here to witness Lady
Bird Johnson (1912-2007) rededicate eight acres of Watts Branch Park.
“No one more than the residents of this area knows what magic has been
wrought here at Watts . . . — — Map (db m130785) HM
Civil War Defenses of Washington
Earthworks of Fort Mahan are visible; follow path at the top of the hill.
Fort Mahan from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers drawing.
- Fort . . . — — Map (db m46083) HM
If you had stood here 100 years ago, you might have heard the cheering crowds and thundering hoofbeats of Benning Racetrack just across the tracks to your right.
Beginning in 1890, Benning was the best-equipped race course in Washington. . . . — — Map (db m130786) HM