Mount Rainier (Paperback)

Mount Rainier By Bryan Knedler, Jimmy Tarlau Cover Image
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Mount Rainier began its history as an incorporated town in
1910, with the merging of several subdivisions that straddled
Bunker Hill Road, a major route between the ports of Georgetown
and Bladensburg. Before the Civil War, Thomas and Anna Clemson
owned a 100-acre farm that fronted on that important road. Their
family letters provide some of the earliest writings about the area. In
1891, Elizabeth and Estcourt Sawyer purchased the Clemson farm
and named their subdivision Mount Rainier. In 1899, the real estate
became especially attractive to commuters when the District of
Columbia's streetcar system was extended through the heart of the
present-day city; that route, now known as Rhode Island Avenue, later
became part of US Route 1.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781467116725
ISBN-10: 1467116726
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: July 4th, 2016
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)