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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22N8_the-history-of-watkins-regional-park_Kettering-MD.html
The Robert M. Watkins Regional Park is 864 acres in size. It was named in honor of Robert Watkins, who served as the Chairman of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC)from 1951 until 1954 and played a significant role…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22M1_the-chesapeake-carousel_Kettering-MD.html
Located within Watkins Regional Park, the Chesapeake Carousel is believed to have been constructed by Gustav Dentzel, one of America's foremost carousel makers of the 19th century. While some of the animals depicted on the carousel are from around…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM202X_columbia-air-center_Upper-Marlboro-MD.html
Columbia Air Center provided access to aviation for African American pilots during an era of discrimination. It began operations in 1941 as Riverside Field with one east-west turf runway an office and a hangar. The land was leased by pilot John W.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1YND_woodland-indian-villages-on-the-patuxent-river_Upper-Marlboro-MD.html
Long before European contact in the 1600s, Tribes of the Confederacy established settlements along the River. The location of a village was determined by how conducive the area was to fishing, planting, gathering, hunting, and trading, which enabl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WDR_a-farm-for-st-elizabeths-1891-1950-historical_Oxon-Hill-MD.html
St. Elizabeths Hospital should be "the grandest institution of its kind in the world." — Charles H. Nichols first Medical superintendent of St. Elizabeths For nearly 70 years, the land around you was a hospital farm. St. Elizabeths H…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WDA_two-centuries-of-farm-buildings-historical_Oxon-Hill-MD.html
The buildings on this property are clues to the lives of the people who lived here over the past two centuries. Sixteen buildings stand on the main part of the property. They all say something about who lived here, the crops they grew, and the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1U3Z_a-valiant-stand-a-war-memorial_Colmar-Manor-MD.html
After penetrating two lines of defense, the British rushed toward the third line. Commodore Joshua Barney and Captain Samuel Miller with 400 flotillamen, 114 U.S. Marines, and some militia made a stand with five big guns across Bladensburg Road. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1U3Y_marines-flotillamen-a-war-memorial_Colmar-Manor-MD.html
U.S. Marines, under Captain Samuel Miller, joined Commodore Joshua Barney's flotillamen at the third line near here. Colonel William Thornton of the British Light Brigade led a charge and ran directly into the cannons under Barney's command. A dan…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1U3X_the-road-to-the-capitol-a-war-memorial_Colmar-Manor-MD.html
The War of 1812 raged on land and sea, touching every border of the young nation. On August 24, 1814, after two years at war, the Americans faced the British here at Bladensburg. While the American militia were unable to hold back the British a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TGW_cherished-homeland-historical_Accokeek-MD.html
This place has been the heart of the Piscataway people's homeland for many centuries. Their leader's town, Moyaone, was located here when John Smith and his crew visited in June 1608. Smith did not write much about the Piscataway, except that t…
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