dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
3 july 1968 & rock creek park

3 july 1968 & rock creek park

#OTD 3 July 1968 Rock Creek Park was a kind of retreat into nature for individuals and families. This photograph shows the Rapids Footbridge, one of eight bridges built in 1934 to enable passage over Rock Creek. The footbridge is located near Joyce Road NW. 

Rock Creek Park has been home to hundreds of animals including:

birds
coyotes
dragonflies
deer {which the National Park Service periodically kill)
frogs
insects
raccoons
rodents
salamanders
snails
snakes
squirrels
toads

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members and neighbors spend time in Rock Creek Park in 1968? What did you do? What were your favorite parts of the park? What animals do you remember seeing in 1968? What plants, flowers and trees do you remember seeing? Do you have photographs of Rock Creek Park? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy Library of Congress, Historic American Buildings Survey Records. Photographer unknown. c1968. 
Animals in Rock Creek Park

4 july 1968 & remembering frederick douglass re dc independence

4 july 1968 & remembering frederick douglass re dc independence

2 july 1968 & opening of american cancer society unit in anacostia

2 july 1968 & opening of american cancer society unit in anacostia