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“My God! What is this?” Marker image, Touch for more information
By Allen C. Browne, December 11, 2018
“My God! What is this?” Marker
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — “My God! What is this?”National Mall and Memorial Parks — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
President James A. Garfield was leaving Washington, DC for his college reunion. He entered the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad station that would have been standing in front of you on the morning of July 2, 1881. Charles Guiteau, a mentally ill office . . . — Map (db m127343) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — "Nature is my religion."Enid A. Haupt
Philanthropist and publishing heiress Enid Annenberg Haupt (1906-2005) donated millions of dollars to support public gardens, horticultural institutions, and other green spaces in Washington, D.C., New York, and around the world. . . . — Map (db m110723) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — 320th Bomb Group
In memory of WWII Fallen Comrades of 320th Bomb Group Dedication on 40th Anniversary September 11th, 1982 — Map (db m113979) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A Bridge for the FutureGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A Common LanguageKathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden
Plant nomenclature is the naming of plants using the binomial (meaning "two names") system. The Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus introduced this method in 1753. Binomial nomenclature uses Latin to communicate scientific information on a global . . . — Map (db m110761) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A Legacy of Healing and HopeVietnam Women's Memorial — National Mall & Memorial Parks, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Over 265,000 American women served during the Vietnam era (1956 through 1975) and over 11,000 saw duty in Vietnam. The majority served as nurses, caring for thousands of wounded servicemen in the difficult conditions of crowded transports, harsh . . . — Map (db m7878) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of IndependenceA Gift From The American Revolution Bicentennial Administration — 1976 —
In Congress, July 4, 1776. Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we . . . — Map (db m137039) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A Monumental LegacyNational Mall and Memorial Parks
The Washington Monument honors George Washington, hero of the American Revolution and first president of the United States. When this stunning stone obelisk was completed in 1884, it was the tallest building in the world. Today the monument towers . . . — Map (db m110428) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A National MemorialGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
As an important link between the National Mall and Arlington National Cemetery, the bridge itself is a memorial to those who have given their lives for their country. As the ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, numerous dignitaries, . . . — Map (db m140991) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A National Museum
The National Museum of American History is home to the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired our national anthem. That flag's "broad stripes and bright stars" have shaped the Museum and its mission, as have the flags for every U.S. state and . . . — Map (db m111539) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Acquired in 1886 by the Department of Living Animals
Acquired in 1886 by the Department of Living Animals, buffalo were penned behind the Smithsonian Castle before being moved to what is now the National Zoological Park. Their presence sparked public interest in the preservation of a vanishing . . . — Map (db m110712) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Alaska and Hawaii
The Federal Union of the States at the heart of Lincoln’s purpose is symbolized in his memorial by 36 columns beneath the names of the 36 states composing the Union in his lifetime. When the memorial was designed, the Union included 48 states named . . . — Map (db m49457) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — An Apple is a RoseKathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden
In the early 1900s, botanists reclassified the Spirea, Plum, and Apple families as subfamilies within the Rose family. This new categorization was embodied in Robert Frost's poem from 1927: The Rose Family by Robert Frost The . . . — Map (db m110772) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Andrew Jackson Downing
[Inscription on urn pedestal, 1856]: This vase was erected by his friends in memory of Andrew Jackson Downing who died July 28, 1852, aged 37 years. He was born, and lived, and died upon the Hudson River. His life was devoted . . . — Map (db m46600) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Arts and Industries Building
Arts an Industries Building has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses National Significance in Commemorating the History of the United States of America 1977 National Park Service United . . . — Map (db m108902) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Arts and Industries Building
The Arts and Industries Building, the second oldest Smithsonian building, was the first building designed for the National Museum, as the Smithsonian's first museum was known. It was constructed between 1879 and 1881 to meet the need for more . . . — Map (db m108904) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Asteroids and Comets
You are standing in the "asteroid belt," a region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter where countless rocks called asteroids orbit the Sun. Every so often icy body called comets pass through this region on their way to the inner solar system. . . . — Map (db m110092) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Bald Cypress[Native American Agriculture] — [U.S. Department of Agriculture] —
This tree commemorates the many contributions Native Americans have made to American agriculture, plants domesticated and harvested by Native Americans in the New World still make up a significant proportion of all vegetables produced worldwide. . . . — Map (db m47743) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Bald Cypress • Ártu (ar-too)
In the middle of the wetlands, you can see the entire life cycle of the unusual bald cypress tree. A fallen cypress was placed in the wetlands to evoke an authentic wetlands environment--and a young cypress has begun to grow out of the stump of the . . . — Map (db m110077) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Before the National Air and Space Museum opened
Before the National Air and Space opened in 1976, aviation collections were displayed in and around the Arts & Industries Building. Rocket Row became a landmark along the building's west side. — Map (db m110788) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Binary Stars
Is our Sun a normal star? Stars are great luminous spheres of hydrogen and helium gas held together by their own gravity. Most stars in our galaxy exist in pairs or even in multiple-star systems. So, our singular Sun is relatively unusual. A . . . — Map (db m111410) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Bradford Pear Tree(Pyrus calleryana Bradford)
. . . — Map (db m70457) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Broadleaf Cattail • Káhkáhaskwar (kaw-kaw-has-quar)
Nearly every Native community in North America has used the cattail as food, medicine, or raw material for baskets and mats. The cattail contains ten times the amount of starch as potatoes—an important source of energy. The Micmac and . . . — Map (db m113966) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Can you find symbols for the sun,Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, — and the moon on the Welcome Plaza? —
Can you find symbols for the sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the moon on the Welcome Plaza? They are embedded into the stone beneath your feet, in their positions at sunset on the museum's birth date: November 28, 1989. The . . . — Map (db m114147) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Can you hear the echo of the water bouncing off the rock?
Shhhh, quiet please! Listen. Can you hear the echo of the water bouncing off the rock? Stand in front of this boulder, and listen to the echo of the water. This stone surface amplifies sound, just like ancient Mayan ball courts. In . . . — Map (db m113973) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Cardinal Direction Marker: East
Did you know that this type of stone was used to make arrowheads? This 544 million-year-old rock is quartzite, a very hard stone used to make arrowheads by the local Nanticoke peoples. It came from Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland's . . . — Map (db m114145) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Cardinal Direction Marker: North
This granite stone is one of the oldest on earth – four billion years old! Before its two-week journey to Washington, D.C., the Dogrib (Tlicho) community of Acasta Lake, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, blessed the stone. The Dogrib recount . . . — Map (db m49627) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Cardinal Direction Marker: South
This boulder traveled more than 18,000 miles from the southernmost point of South America! Between 65 and 145 million years old, this granite stone was given to the museum by the Yagán people of Chile. The Yagán want this stone to represent their . . . — Map (db m113961) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Cardinal Direction Marker: West
This 300-year-old lava stone has a name: Kane Po. After a 20-year stay at the museum, it will return to its home in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park near Hilo. Native Hawaiians consider it to be a living relative. It is one of four Cardinal . . . — Map (db m113975) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Cardinal Direction Markers
Native peoples honor the Four Directions through ceremony, song, art, and architecture. On the edges of the museum site, four large stones known as Cardinal Direction Markers honor Native cultures of the north, south, east, and west. Can you . . . — Map (db m113969) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Carousel on the Mall, Washington, D.C.
On August 28, 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, not far from here. On that same day, this carousel was part of a small but significant victory for Civil . . . — Map (db m68236) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Cedar of LebanonCedrus libani — National Museum/National Museum of Natural History —
This tree commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1904 groundbreaking of the new National Museum. A wooded park, with a variety of trees including these cedars, previously stood here. Dedicated on June 15, 2004 Photo caption: . . . — Map (db m70231) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Colossal Head 4 (replica)Olmec Culture — San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan, Vera Cruz, 1200-900 B.C.E. —
This portrait of an Olmec ruler is among 17 colossal heads known from one of the world’s great ancient civilizations. Without wheels or iron tools, the Olmec created spectacular monumental sculptures and ceremonial centers on Mexico’s Gulf Coast. . . . — Map (db m39628) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Constantine L. Seferlis(1928 - 2005) — Stone Carver —
Restored the walls of the Smithsonian Castle and carved these carriage gates according to James Renwick's 1849 design. — Map (db m110727) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Cook Telescope
Become an astronomer with your visit to the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory and its Cook Memorial Telescope. Harvard University purchased the telescope from Boller & Chivens in 1966 for its Oak Ridge Observatory. The telescope was used to . . . — Map (db m111404) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — District of Columbia War MemorialNational Mall and Memorial Parks — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
”This temple will recall for all time their services and sacrifices.” President Herbert Hoover, November 11, 1931 The Great War of 1914 to 1918 transformed the world. The war introduced lethal new . . . — Map (db m75903) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — District of Columbia World War MemorialNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior — National Mall & Memorial Parks —
[Panel 1: northeast corner wayside.] “This monument stands for men who fought not alone for their country, but to establish the principles of justice and peace. We pay tribute here to their valor. We honor them for their . . . — Map (db m76573) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tree
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge..." Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968 This tree named in honor of Dr. King, January 14, . . . — Map (db m70616) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Earth
These tiny spheres are the planet Earth and its Moon at one 10-billionth actual size. If Earth were this big, how far away would the Sun and other planets be? Look at the map on the lower panel to find our position in the solar system. . . . — Map (db m113977) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Enid A. Haupt Garden
A popular urban oasis since its completion in 1987, the 4.2-acre Enid A. Haupt Garden comprises three distinct gardens. The design of each reflects the cultural and aesthetic influences celebrated in the Smithsonian Castle and the surrounding . . . — Map (db m110710) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Federal Grain Inspection ServiceUnited States Department of Agriculture
During December 1977, a series of devastating grain elevator explosions resulted in the death of thirteen USDA employees working for the Federal Grain Inspection Service. On this 25th anniversary of their sacrifice, we dedicate this Bradford Pear . . . — Map (db m47101) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — First International Manned Space Mission
On July 17, 1975, an American Apollo spacecraft and a Soviet Soyuz space craft docked in space for the first international manned space mission. Three months after the crewmembers of the Apollo-Soyuz test project—astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, . . . — Map (db m109221) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — 26/7920 — George RiveraPojoaque Pueblo
Buffalo Dancer II Case bronze, ed. 2/4 26/7920 Gift of the Pueblo of Pojoaque, George Rivera and Glenn Green Galleries For the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest, the Buffalo Dance is an enduring celebration, a prayer for the well-being . . . — Map (db m113968) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — German-American Friendship GardenCelebrating 300 Years of Friendship — National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C. —
“One magnificent symbol of the bonds that tie our two great peoples together is the German-American Friendship Garden. This symbol of eternally renewing growth and strength will be dedicated this autumn here in the Capital. In its . . . — Map (db m130364) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — German-American Friendship GardenNational Mall and Memorial Parks — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"One magnificent symbol of the bonds that tie our two great peoples together is the German-American Friendship Garden...In its growth, our own commitments to the well-being of America and Germany shall be cultivated and nurtured." President . . . — Map (db m130365) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — How can you help pollinators?
Pollinator populations are at risk. Decades of stressors including the loss, degradation, and fragmentation of pollinator habitats; the improper use of pesticides and herbicides; and diseases, predation, and parasites have all hurt . . . — Map (db m130681)
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — James Garfield's LegacyNational Mall and Memorial Parks — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
In front of you stood the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station where President James A. Garfield was shot in 1881. Garfield served as the United States' 20th president for only four months before he was assassinated. A modest memorial to Garfield . . . — Map (db m127347) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Jean Hillery and Thomas Quadros — United States Department of Agriculture —
United States Department of Agriculture American Linden or Basswood (Tilia Americana) Dedicated in memory of Jean Hillery and Thomas Quadros, Food Safety and Inspection Service Compliance Officers, who lost their lives in the . . . — Map (db m47354) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Jefferson Pier — [Washington Monument] —
Position of Jefferson Pier, erected Dec. 18, 1804 Recovered and re-erected Dec. 2, 1889 . . . District of Columbia — Map (db m112544) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — John Paul Jones MemorialNational Mall & Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C. — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"Every officer in our navy should know by heart the deeds of John Paul Jones," President Theodore Roosevelt. The American Revolution [Portrait of] John Paul Jones, 1747-1742 A bold captain--fearless even when facing the superior . . . — Map (db m17764) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — John Paul Jones Memorial
[North Face inscriptions - above and beneath Captain Jones' statue:] John Paul Jones 1747-1792 First to compel foreign man-of-war to strike colors to the Stars and Stripes. [South Face inscriptions - above and beneath a bas relief . . . — Map (db m19534) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Joseph Henry
This statue of the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution was made in 1881 by the American sculptor William Wetmore Storey, then working in Rome. Unveiled April 19, 1883. — Map (db m213) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Jupiter
This is the planet Jupiter and its 4 largest moons at one 10-billionth actual size. If Jupiter were this big, how far away would the sun and others planets be? Look at the map on the Jupiter panel to find your position in the solar system. . . . — Map (db m110568)
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Jupiter
Jupiter is a gas giant planet consisting mostly of hydrogen and helium. Astronomers have discovered more than 60 moons orbiting Jupiter. In 1610 Italian astronomer Galileo discovered the four largest moons, although he saw them only as "stars." . . . — Map (db m111397) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Korean War Veterans Memorial
[Inscription: Panel 1]: Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met. 1950 * Korea * 1953 [Panel 2]: Freedom Is Not Free [Panel . . . — Map (db m8829) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Large Acanthus Fountainca. 1850 - 1900 — GF.1974.9, Cast iron, manufacturer unknown —
The renovation of this fountain was made possible by a generous grant from the Smithsonian Women's Committee. — Map (db m113988)
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Legacy of WarStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On August 24, 1814, the British brought the war to the streets of Washington. After soundly defeating the Americans at nearby Bladensburg, enemy soldiers invaded the Nation's Capital—burning the President's House, U.S. Capitol, and other . . . — Map (db m74939) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Lincoln Memorial
[Dedication by Royal Cortissoz, above the statue by sculptor Daniel Chester French:] "In this temple as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." [Inscription . . . — Map (db m28607) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Live Oaks: A Gathering Place
Welcome to the Reading Grove This space provides a place to meet, rest, read, and reflect. Live oaks have long harbored gatherings, from religious services and classes to community celebrations. Witness Trees Trees that were . . . — Map (db m143315) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Live Oaks: A Symbol of Strength
Building the Nation The use of live oaks played a critical role in helping the nation grow from a colony to what it became—the United States of America. Ships were an essential means of transportation for moving people and products, and . . . — Map (db m143312) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Live Oaks: Specimens of Global, Scholarly and Public Research
Early Conservation Efforts In the past, live oaks were so valuable to shipbuilding and U.S. national security that in the early 1800s Congress passed laws to prevent them from being harvested illegally. The U.S. government also purchased and . . . — Map (db m143310) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Lock Keeper’s HouseFormerly the Eastern Terminal of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal — Erected about 1835 —
The canal passed along the present line of B Street in front of this house emptying into Tiber Creek and the Potomac River. — Map (db m111529) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Lunar Calendars
The circles and moon phases marked on the pavement refer to a phenomenon known as lunar standstills. Lunar standstills occur every 18.6 years when the moon reaches a northern extreme at summer solstice and a southern extreme at winter solstice. This . . . — Map (db m110068) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Making A Modern Museum
The National Museum of American History opened to the public as the Museum of History and Technology in 1964. The architectural firm McKim, Mead & White designed the building as a contemporary take on surrounding beaux-arts and classical structures. . . . — Map (db m111540) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Mars
This tiny sphere is the planet Mars at one 10-billionth actual size. Its small moons can't be seen at this scale. If Mars were this big, how far away would the Sun and other planets be? Look at the map on the lower panel to find your position . . . — Map (db m110566)
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Meadow
This museum's meadow environment consists of abundant grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. The plants are perennials, growing or lying dormant with the seasons. Plant Medicine Meadows are important sources of medicinal plants used by . . . — Map (db m113955) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Mercury
This tiny sphere is the planet Mercury at one 10-billionth actual size. If Mercury were this big, how far away would the sun and other planets be? Look at the map on the lower panel to find your position in the solar system. Bottom . . . — Map (db m110564) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Moon
The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite. How did the Moon form? Scientists think it formed when a planetary object the size of Mars collided with Earth about 4.5 billion years ago. The Moon is covered with impact craters that formed when . . . — Map (db m111398) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Neptune
This is the planet Neptune and its largest moon at one 10-billionth of its size. If Neptune were this big, how far away would the Sun and other planets be? Look at the map on the lower panel to find your position in the solar system. . . . — Map (db m110760) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Nora Naranjo-MorseSanta Clara Pueblo, b. 1953
Always Becoming Mud mixture (soil, sand, straw, and water), clay, stone, black locust wood, bamboo, yam vines, and pigment 26/5840 Naranjo-Morse and her family return annually to explore how this family of contemporary clay sculptures, . . . — Map (db m113956) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Nora Naranjo-MorseSanta Clara Pueblo, b. 1953
Always Becoming Mud mixture (soil, sand, straw, and water), clay, stone, black locust wood, bamboo, yam vines, and pigment. 26/5840 Naranjo-Morse and her family return annually to explore how this family of contemporary clay . . . — Map (db m113958) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Original Smithsonian Institution Building
Erected 1847-57. Designed by James Renwick, Jr. in twelfth century Romanesque style for the first offices, research laboratories, exhibits, collections, and lectures of the Smithsonian Institution. Dedicated to the increase and diffusion of . . . — Map (db m46413) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Petrified WoodAraucarioxylon Arizonicum Knowlton — Triassic Period —
About 200 million years old Found near Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona Contributors: Mr. and Mrs. James M. Gray Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Zuhl City of Holbrook, Arizona — Map (db m54063) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Phoebe Waterman HaasPublic Observatory
This observatory is named to celebrate the spirit of Emma Phoebe Waterman Haas. In 1913 she became the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley. She was the first woman to perform original research with a . . . — Map (db m114106) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Pluto
These tiny spheres are the dwarf planet Pluto and its moon Charon at one 10-billionth actual size. If Pluto were this big, how far away would the Sun and planets be? Look at the map on the lower panel to find your position in the solar . . . — Map (db m112462) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Pollinator Profile: Hummingbirds
The long, thin bill and tongue of a hummingbird allows it to reach the nectar hidden deeply in tubular flowers. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the only species breeding on the East Coast each summer, after traveling up from Mexico and . . . — Map (db m110574)
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Public Art for a Modern Museum
The Museum of History and Technology (later the National Museum of American History) was the first example of modernist architecture on the National Mall when it opened in 1964. Architect Walker Cain envisioned a landscape plan that would include . . . — Map (db m111531) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Rehabilitating a National TreasureGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Arlington Memorial Bridge has served as a monument to the sacrifices and valor of our nation's military personnel since its dedication in 1932. Now that it is nearly 90 years old, the National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration are . . . — Map (db m140993) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Renovating the Fountain
The Constitution Avenue fountain, installed in 1967, will be undergoing renovations through 2020. On completion, all of the fountain's original components will be fully functional. The renovation will also contribute to the Smithsonian's sustainable . . . — Map (db m111538) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — 26/8852 — Rick Bartow (1946-2016)Wiyot — Oregon —
We Were Always Here, 2012 Old-growth Western red cedar, Port Orford cedar, old-growth Douglas fir, oak, maple, stain, sealer Commissioned from the artist 2011 (26/8852) In creating these two poles from a single old-growth cedar . . . — Map (db m113974) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Sassafras • Wináhk (Wee-nock)
For centuries, Native peoples have used the bark, roots, and leaves of the sassafras tree as medicine and flavoring in food and beverages. As Native peoples taught settlers how to harvest and use sassafras, demand grew quickly. In the 1700s, it . . . — Map (db m113972) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Saturn
This is the planet Saturn and 4 of its largest moons at one 10-billionth actual size. If Saturn were this big, how far away would the Sun and other planets be? Look at the map on the lower map to find your position in the solar system. . . . — Map (db m110569)
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Saturn
Why does Saturn have "ears"? The 17th-century astronomer Christiaan Huygens was the first to suggest that the curious protrusions on both sides of Saturn were in fact a magnificent ring system. Scientists later discovered that the rings are made up . . . — Map (db m111405) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Sheltering Branches
The Live Oak Look up. The branches above you belong to the Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana), also known simply as the live oak. This tree gets its name because it's evergreen; unlike other oaks, it doesn't lose its leaves in . . . — Map (db m143309) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Smokey Bear Blue SprucePicea pungens
. . . — Map (db m70456) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Solomon G. Brown
Solomon G. Brown (1829-1906), the Smithsonian’s first African-American employee, retired in 1906 after 54 years of service. Brown, well-known for his lectures on natural history, was also an avid poet and Anacostia community leader. . . . — Map (db m70118) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Spencer Fullerton Baird1823 - 1887
Second Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Pioneer in American Natural History [on reverse of statue:] ("Opus, Baskin, 1976") — Map (db m46418) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Star Nurseries
Where are stars born? Stars form in a large, dense region of hydrogen and helium gas and dust called a nebula (Latin for "cloud"). When a nearby cosmic collision or pressure from a supernova causes a nebula to collapse it divides into many . . . — Map (db m111409) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Steven Thomas Stefani IVForest Service Range Conservationist — United States Department of Agriculture —
United States Department of Agriculture An American chestnut (Castanea dentate) tree has been planted in honor of Forest Service Range Conservationist, Steven Thomas Stefani IV (1978-2007) who died serving his country, helping the people . . . — Map (db m47730) WM

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