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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WEA_deputy-sheriff-george-a-malcolm-historical_Lorton-VA.html
In this vicinity, on Thursday, 6 April 1905, Deputy Sheriff George A. Malcolm was shot while attempting to arrest a man who had been harassing students at the Lorton Valley School. He died the following day at the Emergency Hospital in Washington,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UON_delaying-tactics-historical_Lorton-VA.html
(Panel 1) The Battle of the White House Gun Battery, September 1-5, 1814, was the first military action in the region after the British attack on Washington. Named for a nearby white house, the battery was located at today's Fort Belvoir. It w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UOM_birds-then-and-now-historical_Lorton-VA.html
(panel 1) John Smith and other English settlers marveled at the abundance of birds in this area. Visitors today can still discover an amazing variety of birds here. Known for its bald eagles, the Mason Neck Peninsula also hosts many other spec…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UOK_at-home-in-an-ecotone-historical_Lorton-VA.html
An ecotone is a transition between two adjacent ecosystems. Areas where these different habitats meet and overlay support plant and animal species from both constraints. Because of this, they're often the busiest and best places for observing an a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JKA_vision-initiative-and-dedication_Lorton-VA.html
This magnificent area, a nesting place of the American Bald Eagle and home to a variety of other birds and wildlife, was threatened in 1965 with intense development. To preserve this unspoiled, historic and scenic area along the Potomac, citizens …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JK5_war-in-the-chesapeake_Lorton-VA.html
(Panel 1) During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM187I_pohick-church_Lorton-VA.html
During the Civil War, the prominent hilltop location of Pohick Church made it a target for occupation and vandalism, but it also served as an aeronautical center. On November 12, 1861, Union Gen. Samuel P. Heintzelman's 2nd Michigan Volunteers rai…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13KK_shiloh-baptist-church_Lorton-VA.html
According to tradition, African Americans from the Mason Neck area and others who had recently moved to Virginia from Maryland formed a religious congregation in 1869. They built a log church on the north side of Gunston Road in 1878 where their c…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMK7O_occoquan-workhouse_Lorton-VA.html
This marker honors the suffragists imprisoned at the Occoquan Workhouse in 1917 and 1918, for picketing the White House to gain support for an amendment to the Constitution to give women the right to vote. The women were members of the National Wo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMESM_evolution-of-a-landscape-plantation-prison-park_Lorton-VA.html
Evolution of a Landscape - Plantation, Prison, ParkIt may be difficult to imagine all of the events, large and small, that took place on the surrounding landscape, but Laurel Hill Park has been influenced by thousands of years of human history. Th…
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