A History of Rock Creek Park: Wilderness & Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C.'s Rock Creek Park stands as a wild and wonderful natural gem among a burgeoning metropolis. But while local residents flock to its trails and roads on weekends to hike, jog and bicycle, they are largely unaware of its diverse history. The park's grounds were the site of the bloody Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens, and presidents like Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson exercised and picnicked in the park the same way many visitors do today. From the cabin of eccentric poet Joaquin Miller to the oldest house in Washington today, the many stories and legends surrounding the park are sure to entertain and inform. Join National Park ranger, author and historian Scott Einberger as he traces the human, natural and urban history of Rock Creek Park, the largest park in the nation's capital.
ISBN: 9781626195745
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: District of Columbia
Series: Landmarks
Images: 53
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A National Park Service interpretive park ranger beginning in 2006, Scott Einberger has served as Rock Creek Park's volunteer coordinator and interpretive media specialist since 2010. Einberger is an environmental historian and National Park System enthusiast.
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