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By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2014
"The Presidents Tree" Marker
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — "The Presidents Tree"
Dedicated April 26, 1948 as a living memorial to the men who "Gave their last full measure of devotion to their county" in the War, 1861-1865. The unique inscriptions on this American Beech Tree were carved by the nimble finger of Samuel M'Closky . . . — Map (db m73813) HM WM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — B.Y. Morrison Park
Benjamin Y. Morrison (1891-1966) was a pioneer in horticulture and the first director of the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Morrison was also chief editor of the American Horticultural Society's magazine from its inception in 1926 until . . . — Map (db m125510) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Belle Ziegler Park
This park land, originally called North Takoma Park, was donated by city founder Benjamin Franklin Gilbert as part of his effort to create public spaces within the city. By the mid-1920's it had been renamed Washington Park and was the scene of . . . — Map (db m58459) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Carroll Avenue Bridge
Three bridges have been built across Sligo Creek at Carroll Avenue. The first bridge, built about 1878, was a simple wooden structure located about 150 feet below the site of the present bridge. When the Seventh-day Adventist Church established a . . . — Map (db m110246) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Davis-Warner House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m128835) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Early Takoma Laurel and Carroll Avenues
In 1888 B. F. Gilbert, the founder of Takoma Park, built a log cabin to celebrate the presidential campaign of Benjamin Harrison. The cabin stood on the east side of Laurel at Carroll Avenue until it burned to the ground on Halloween in 1915. It was . . . — Map (db m64507) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Founding of Takoma Park
Erected by the citizens in commemoration of the founding of Takoma Park by Benjamin F. Gilbert November 24, 1883 Dedicated July 4, 1939 — Map (db m58378) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Lee Jordan Coach Extraordinaire & Civil Rights Leader
Lee Jordan was one of the most influential citizens in Takoma Park history. By the time of his death in 1988 he achieved legendary status for his inspirational role in the lives of hundreds of children through the Takoma Park Boys & Girls Club and . . . — Map (db m75220) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Lee Jordan Field From Cows to Games, Fireworks & Festivals
When Takoma Park was founded in 1883 the parcel of land that today is Lee Jordan Field was part of a large farm belonging to the Brashears family. A stream known as Brashears Run flowed here across a lush, soggy pasture. A son-in-law, Roger Hodges . . . — Map (db m75214) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Living in Takoma Park
Humans first crossed the Bering Strait from Asia between 25,000-14,000 years ago. People may have started living in the Maryland area very soon after the crossing. This was during the Pleistocene Epoch when giant mammals such as saber-toothed cats, . . . — Map (db m58399) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 2
Jurisdiction of the United States Miles 2 1792 Maryland Var. 1.12 — Map (db m129794) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Roscoe (a.k.a. Chick Chick) 1989 - 1999 —
This free spirited rooster, who chose to live in our town, was fed and protected by Alan Daugharthy and Alma Keating, and brought joy into our urban lives. Friends of Roscoe. — Map (db m64533) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Scott H. Lawson
He lived for peace Scott H. Lawson 1949-1984 Takoma Park Nuclear Freeze Task Force — Map (db m96082) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Sligo Creek Waterworks
The Dam and building foundations seen here are the remains of the Sligo Creek Waterworks which served the town of Takoma from 1900 to 1930. At times, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Kensington and Bethesda also received water from this plant until these . . . — Map (db m73796) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Takoma Park Veterans Memorial
Enshrined here is eternal tribute to those who fought our country's battles — Map (db m126923) WM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — The Metropolitan Branch and Takoma Park
Geology This section of the trail is on the border of two physiographic provinces, the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont Region, display traces of two different times on Earth.

The Coastal Plain stretches south and east from where you are . . . — Map (db m58425) HM

Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — The Source Senior Class Gift July 31, 1976 —
The Source Senior Class Gift July 31, 1976 Symbolism of Living-Water Fountain "But the water I give them... becomes a perpetual spring within them, watering them forever with eternal life." John 4:14 L.G. The water flows . . . — Map (db m110249) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — The Thomas/Siegler House and Garden
The home of Horace and Amanda Thomas built in 1884 was the first house to be completed in Takoma Park. It is a fine example of early residential development in Montgomery County. The house, carriage house, and spacious garden illustrate life as it . . . — Map (db m110245) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Walt Penney Field
In honor of Walt Penney who found enjoyment on Takoma Park's sports fields and returned it ten fold. The spirit of “Coach Walt” will be alive in the glee of children at play and the pride of cheering parents. May 14th, 2005. — Map (db m2489) HM

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