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The Healing Poles Memorial and marker (off walkway, right middle) image, Touch for more information
By Richard E. Miller, December 23, 2010
The Healing Poles Memorial and marker (off walkway, right middle)
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — "The Healing Poles" — 9-11 Memorial — [Historic Congressional Cemetery] —
Peace – War [Rendering of the Healing Totem Poles] Liberty - Freedom SOVEREIGNTY The cross piece at the top carries two eagles: Peace, a female, faces east; War, a male, faces west. The eagles are symbols of courage . . . — Map (db m39960) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Barney at Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
Barney Circle honors U.S. Navy Commodore Joshua Barney. In August 1814, Barney, his Chesapeake Flotillamen, and a contingent of U.S. Marines guarded a bridge over the Eastern Branch (Anacostia River) on today's Bladensburg Road, NE. When it became . . . — Map (db m80473) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Benjamin Franklin McAlwee
Benjamin Franklin McAlwee Medal of Honor Serg. Maj. Co D 3 MD Infantry Civil War Jan 7 1838 - June 28 1918 — Map (db m141890) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Congressional Cemetery Government Lots
Civil War Washington City Over the course of the Civil War, the nation's capital was transformed. The dignified government city Pierre Charles L' Enfant laid out in 1791 was hardened into a sprawling military center. Encircled by strong . . . — Map (db m139512) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Elbridge Gerry
In Honor of Elbridge Gerry The only signer of the Declaration of Independence Interred in the District of Columbia — Map (db m81296) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Elbridge Gerry — Congressional Cemetery
Elbridge Gerry was a 1762 graduate of Harvard and a signer of the Declaration of Independence and Vice President of the United States. Gerry served as a representative from Massachusetts to the First Continental Congress, and on July 4, 1776, he . . . — Map (db m141885) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — F-16 Fighting Falcon — 113 Wing, D.C. Air National Guard —
Fighting Falcon The F-16 became the D.C. Air National Guard alert duty aircraft on Sept. 11, 2001. For twelve years, this capable fighter has responded to more than 4,000 individual alert missions over the District of Columbia. The . . . — Map (db m74097) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — General Peterson Goodwyn
Commemorating The American Revolutionary Service of General Peterson Goodwyn General Peterson Goodwyn equipped his own company and was cited for gallantry at the battles of Smithfield and Great Bridge — member of the Virginia House . . . — Map (db m80692) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Heroes of 1814 — Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Congressional Cemetery, founded 1807, is the resting ground for many War of 1812 figures. Among them are Navy Yard Commandant Thomas Tingey, the first architect of the Capitol, Dr. William Thornton, State Department Clerk Stephen Pleasonton, and . . . — Map (db m80481) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Historic Congressional Cemetery — National Register of Historic Places —
Historic Congressional Cemetery listed in the National Registry of Historic Places and District of Columbia Landmarks — Map (db m74098) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — John Philip Sousa — Congressional Cemetery
John Philip Sousa (1854–1932), known as the “March King,” grew up in Washington on G Street SE, between 6th and 7th. Sousa became a leader of the Marine Band in 1880 and served in this position for 12 years, leading band tours . . . — Map (db m82268) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — John Smilie — Congressional Cemetery
Patriot John Smilie (1741-1812) joined the militia when the Revolutionary War began, leaving his Pennsylvania farm in the care of his wife. He was elected to the Pennsylvania state legislature in 1784. A vocal abolitionist, Smilie was instrumental . . . — Map (db m141886) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Leonard P. Matlovich
Never Again 6 July 1943 Never Forget 22 June 1988 A Gay Vietnam Veteran When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one. [Presidential plaque on grave . . . — Map (db m141894) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Levi Casey
1749 - 1807 Revolutionary War Soldier Levi Casey Lieutenant Colonel-SCMap (db m141897) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
Historic Congressional Cemetery is the final resting place of four significant contributors to the Underground Railroad. William Boyd John Dean David A. Hall Hannibal Hamlin — Map (db m141883) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Peter Perkins Pitchlynn — (Ha-tchoo-tuc-knee)
Choctaw Chief—Diplomat—Education Leader Born January 30, 1896 Died January 17, 1881 • Principal Chief, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma 1864-1866 • Tribal Commissioner for land claims against the U.S. Government (1853-61 — . . . — Map (db m139480) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Pushmataha — Congressional Cemetery
Brigadier General Pushmataha (1764-1824) was a Choctaw chief, warrior, hunter, and great friend of many, including President Andrew Jackson. In 1812, Pushmataha led 1,000 warriors of Choctaw Nation to fight alongside Jackson at the Battle of New . . . — Map (db m141889) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Seafarers Yacht Club — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1950 M Street, SE —
The Seafarers Yacht Club is the oldest African American boat club on the East Coast. It was founded in 1945 by Lewis T. Green, Sr., a vocational arts teacher in the DC Public Schools who built boats as a hobby. Needing a dock, he contacted the U.S. . . . — Map (db m89445) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Thomas R. Gedney — Subdued America's First Presidential Assassin — Congressional Cemetery —
On the "cold, damp" day of Friday, January 30, 1835 President Andrew Jackson and other dignitaries attended a memorial service in the Capitol Rotunda for the recently deceased South Carolina Congressman Warren R. Davis. As the crows departed at the . . . — Map (db m141888) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — U.S. Arsenal Explosion Memorial
Dedicated to the Memory of the Victims of the U.S. Arsenal Explosion on June 17, 1864 Ellen Roche Julia McEwen Bridget Dunn W. E. Tippett Margaret Horan Johanna Connors Susan Harris Lizzie Brahler Margaret Yonson . . . — Map (db m80961) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — UH-IV Iroquois — Army National Guard — District of Columbia Armory —
The venerable UH-I “HUEY” helicopter was a beloved work horse for the District of Columbia Army National Guard, safely and reliably supporting the Nation’s Capital for over 40 years. With 2-4 crew members, HUEYs carried up to 6 litter . . . — Map (db m73785) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Uriah Tracy — Congressional Cemetery
Uriah Tracy (1755-1807) was a Revolutionary War patriot and later a Senator from Connecticut. As a young man, he joined a militia company that responded to the famous Lexington Alarm in 1775. Tracy studied law at Yale & served in the Connecticut . . . — Map (db m141895) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Warren M. Robbins — Sept. 4, 1923 ~ Dec. 4th, 2008
Founder National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution "Our hope is to provide a foundation for interracial understanding." ~W.M.R. [1977]Map (db m142067) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Welcome — Congressional Cemetery
Welcome to Congressional Cemetery, a place where American heritage comes to life every day. There are about 65,000 people buried on these 35 acres, and about half of them are children. Historic Congressional Cemetery predates Arlington Cemetery . . . — Map (db m141882) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 6 — A Neighborhood For Everyone — Tour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
The buildings near this corner were built during a wave of private development that began after the United States won the Spanish-American War in 1898, and became a world power for the first time. As America flexed its muscles, the world — . . . — Map (db m130725) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — American Legion Post 8
Chartered 1922 In memory of all members of the Armed Forces who served their country American Legion Post 8 Sons of the American Legion Squadron 8 American Legion Auxiliary — Map (db m116123) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 2 — At the Crossroads — Tour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
The large building that wraps around this corner was constructed as a department store in 1892 by Elizabeth A. Haines. She proudly advertised it as "the largest store in the world, built, owned and controlled by a woman." Back then extended . . . — Map (db m130726) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
The Presbytery of the Potomac organized the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church on April 11, 1864 and installed its organizing pastor, the Reverend John Chester, D.D. This gothic style building was designed by Washington . . . — Map (db m116128) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Carolina Theatre — 1913-1952
Carolina Theatre was located at the southwest corner of Eleventh Street & North Carolina Avenue Razed early 1970s Drawing of entrance on North Carolina Avenue based on plans at the National Archives B.F. Meyers (1865-1940), . . . — Map (db m128222) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Christ Church
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District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 12 — Christ Church and Its Parishioners — Tour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
This is Christ Church, Washington Parish, the first Episcopal church established in Washington City (1794), and attended by Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams. At first Christ Church met in a nearby tobacco warehouse. In 1806 . . . — Map (db m130727) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 3 — Commerce and Community — Tour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
The home/music studio of John Esputa, Jr., once occupied the site of 511 Eighth Street (Shakespeare Theatre’s rehearsal hall.) Among Esputa’s students in 1861 was eight-year-old John Philip Sousa, whose irresistible marches made him one of . . . — Map (db m130728) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Cortelyou House — 1891 — Residence of George B. Cortelyou —
This residence was designed by architect Appleton P. Clark, Jr. and built in 1891 for Daniel Birtwell. In 1900, George Bruce Cortelyou occupied the house when he became secretary to President McKinley. Cortelyou continued to serve in public office . . . — Map (db m69292) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Destroying the Library — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The original Library of Congress occupied a room in the U.S. Capitol. When British troops burned the Capitol in 1814, the collection was destroyed. After the war Thomas Jefferson helped re-establish the library by selling to Congress at a . . . — Map (db m80848) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Eastern Market — A Lively Market for a Lively Neighborhood
Established by order of President Thomas Jefferson 1805, this building constructed 1873, designed by Adolf Cluss, additions 1907-8 by Snowden Ashford. Eastern Market, one of three public markets proposed in L’Enfant’s Plan, was established in . . . — Map (db m20358) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Ebenezer United Methodist Church — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 400 D Street, SE —
Ebenezer United Methodist Church is Capitol Hill’s oldest independent Black congregation. Ebenezer UMC was founded in 1827 by African Americans who left a biracial church on Capitol Hill because the White congregants practiced segregation. The new . . . — Map (db m30053) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Ebenezer United Methodist Church
The first public school for colored children of the District of Columbia. Named Little Ebenezer and located within the boundaries of the Capitol Hill Historic District. Designated a Category II Landmark by the Joint Committee on Landmarks April . . . — Map (db m116119) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 1 — Edge of the Row — Tour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
America’s oldest navy and marine installations are just blocks from where you are standing. This is the northern edge of a Capitol Hill community shaped by the presence of the U.S. military. Eighth Street is its commercial center. The . . . — Map (db m130729) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Freedmen’s Memorial Monument to Abraham Lincoln — or Freedom’s Memorial
In grateful memory of Abraham Lincoln. This monument was erected by the Western Sanitary Commission of Saint Louis, Mo., with funds contributed solely by emancipated Citizens of the United States declared free by his Proclamation, January 1st . . . — Map (db m41617) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 4 — Healing the Wounded — Tour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
In 1866 the Navy completed the hospital you see across the street to treat injured and ailing seamen. With beds for 50, it included the carriage house/stable and cast-iron fence and (around the corner) the gazebo. Its front door originally was . . . — Map (db m130732) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 13 — In the Alley — Tour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
[Left panel] You are standing in one of Washington’s remaining inhabited alleys, behind the buildings that face G, E (there is no F Street here), Sixth and Seventh streets. In 1897 the alley had 22 tiny dwellings sheltering well over . . . — Map (db m130734) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — John Philip Sousa — (1854 - 1932)
Author, Bandmaster, composer of: Stars and Stripes Forever, Washington Post, "Semper Fidelis", and other famous marches, was born in this house on November 6, 1854 Restored 1960-1 Randall C. & Jaquire D. . . . — Map (db m39264) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — John W. Harrod — April 3, 1941 - August 23, 2010
Executive Director of Market 5 Gallery and Kuumba Center at Eastern Market 1973-2008 John Harrod directed Market 5 Gallery and the Kuumba Center after Mayor Walter E. Washington started a neighborhood arts initiative in each ward of . . . — Map (db m116126) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 14 — Life on the Park — Tour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
You are standing across from Marion Park, named for Francis Marion, the celebrated South Carolina state senator (1782-1790) who earned the moniker "Swamp Fox" for his brilliant stealth tactics against the British during the Revolutionary War. . . . — Map (db m130735) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Little Ebenezer
As our nation celebrated its 200th anniversary in 1976, Ebenezer United Methodist Church celebrated 138 years of service to God, humanity, country, home, and community. This model is a replica of Little Ebenezer, the frame church that stood on this . . . — Map (db m116122) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Mary McLeod Bethune
Mary McLeod Bethune 1875–1955 Let her works praise her. I leave you love. • I leave you hope. • I leave you the challenge of developing confidence in one another. • I leave you a thirst for education. • I leave you a . . . — Map (db m5505) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 16 — Meet You At the Market — Tour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
This is Eastern Market, where for more than a century farm products have drawn shoppers from the neighborhood and around the city. It is Washington's only 19th-century market to remain in continuous operation to this day. Eastern Market is . . . — Map (db m130736) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 5 — Oldest Post of the Corps — Tour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
On your left is Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., the oldest continuously manned post in the U.S. Marine Corps. The installation was originally designed by architect George Hadfield in 1801 with a central parade ground and housing for 500 . . . — Map (db m130737) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Original Site Of Providence Hospital
Providence Hospital was located on this site during the years 1861 through 1956. Founded in 1861 by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul from Emmitsburg, Maryland. The Hospital was chartered by an Act of Congress in 1864. During . . . — Map (db m116116) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — St. Mark's Church
[National Register Plaque:] St. Mark's Church Congregation established, 1867 Church construction begun, 1888 Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior in 1973 . . . — Map (db m116130) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 7 — Strike Up the Band — Tour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
If you are hearing the ringing tones of band music, one of the ensembles of the world-famous United States Marine Band may be practicing inside the Marine Barracks. John Philip Sousa, the neighborhood’s most famous son, spent 19 years . . . — Map (db m130738) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — The Capitol in Flames — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The U.S. Capitol was the British troop's first target when they arrived in Washington on August 24, 1814, only hours after their afternoon victory at the Battle of Bladensburg. The invaders fired rockets through the Capitol's windows. When the . . . — Map (db m80844) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — The Old Naval Hospital
The Neighborhood This site has been associated with Navy medicine since 1800 when an apothecary shop located here provided medical services to sailors and marines from the nearby Navy Yard and Marine Barracks. Naval Hospital, . . . — Map (db m127966) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 10 — Washington Navy Yard: Maker of Weapons — Tour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
The white brick wall in front of you marks the original northern boundary of the Navy Yard. The yard grew from its original 12 acres to 128 acres at its peak in 1962. In 2003 it consisted of 73 acres with 55 acres making up the adjacent . . . — Map (db m130739) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Kingman Park — George Preston Marshall
(west face): [image of George Preston Marshall] Founder of the Washington Redskins Pioneer in the National Football League (east face): [image of Washington Redskins logo] The Washington Redskins organized in nation's . . . — Map (db m15751) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Kingman Park — In Memory of Eastern High School Alumni
In Memory of Eastern High•School Alumni Who•Died•For Humanity Spanish American War World War — Map (db m114912) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Kingman Park — Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Bridge
Named in honor of Whitney Moore Young, Jr. 1921-1971 Humanitarian-scholar and venerable leader of the National Urban League whose work produced landmark changes in civil rights laws and notable progress towards social and economic justice . . . — Map (db m15606) HM
District 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
District 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
District 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
District 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. The Ferry Boat, Fanny Palmer. The Old . . . — Map (db m112728) HM
District 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. Lt. Francis Barber's 1875 drawing of the . . . — Map (db m112730) HM
District 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. Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap, George . . . — Map (db m112731) HM
District 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
District 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. William . . . — Map (db m112732) HM
District 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. The Trapper's Bride (detail), Alfred Jacob Miller, . . . — Map (db m112733) HM
District 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. Thomas Jefferson, Charles Willson Peat, . . . — Map (db m112734) HM
District 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. Follow the transportation . . . — Map (db m112741) HM
District 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. DeWitt Clinton. John Wesley Jarvis, ca. 1820. The . . . — Map (db m112743) HM
District 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. Follow the transportation exhibition surrounding the Department of . . . — Map (db m112744) HM
District 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. John . . . — Map (db m112739) HM
District 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. 20th century reconstruction of the Tom Thumb. From the collections of the B&O Railroad . . . — Map (db m112742) HM
District 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
District 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. Captain Joseph Reddeford Walker. Alfred Jacob Miller. . . . — Map (db m112745) HM
District 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. Follow the transportation exhibition . . . — Map (db m112748) HM
District 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. Theodore Kornweible . . . — Map (db m112740) HM
District 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
District 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. Johnny Fry. The St. . . . — Map (db m112747) HM
District 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. Chinese . . . — Map (db m112738) HM
District 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. Theodore Judah, California State Railroad Museum Library. Opening Day . . . — Map (db m112749) HM
District 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. California Street Terminal, 1875. Roy D. Graves . . . — Map (db m112753) HM
District 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
District 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
District 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. J. Frank Duryea. Detroit Public Library, National Automotive History Collection. Winner of the first . . . — Map (db m112752) HM
District 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. Unidentified Soldier, 25th Infantry Bicycle . . . — Map (db m112754) HM
District 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. John P. Holland, Naval. Historic Center NH . . . — Map (db m112756) HM
District 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1901 — Transportation Walk
Oscar Hedstrom designs the first American-made motorcycle the Indian for the Hendee Manufacturing Co. Follow the transportation exhibition surrounding the Department of Transportation Headquarters — Map (db m112758) HM
District 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

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