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The Potomac River, often referred to as the "Nation's River", has been significant in the Country's history. Colonists traveled on the river and shipped tobacco, timber and grains from its ports. The Potomac River is still a vital resource. Shorel…
On September 11, 2001 terrorists attacked our nation by crashing planes into the Pentagon, a field in Pennsylvania, and the World Trade Center. These four pieces of steel came from the remains of the World Trade Center and are arranged to represen…
Stephen Howison (1736-1815) whose family was from Cramond, Scotland, and Mary Brooke (1739-1808) whose family was from England, were married in 1757. They came to Prince William County from Maryland between 1763 and 1769 and homesteaded this land.…
Seasonal Encampments for river fishing were set up at this place the Native Americans called Yosocomico, meaning "within the enclosure". These temporary villages were situated on the shoreline at good fishing spots that the Indians retur…
Swimming in Bounty
When John Smith and his crew reached the Potomac River in July 1608, they were amazed by the abundance of fish, having seen "neither better fish, more plenty, nor more variety" anywhere.
After occupying Alexandria for five days, the British withdrew down the Potomac River in early September 1814. To "annoy or destroy" the British ships, Americans established two gun batteries on opposite shores, about six mile…
These two bioretention cells, completed by volunteers in June 2005, are designed to filter run-off from the parking lot, thereby decreasing the pollution entering the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. The drawing below shows how a bioretention cel…
In the late 1950s a large scale gambling resort was planned for Freestone Point. The original scheme boasted a luxury hotel, a golf course and country club, marinas, white sand beaches, swimming pools, tennis, and amusement park and more. Much of …
This artifact was found buried here. It likely served to help pull boats and or nets from the river as part of the fishing activity that occurred here for over 100 years.