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TEDDY_970809_01.JPG: Theodore Roosevelt Island Memorial
Theodore Roosevelt Island is managed as a natural area, with little besides hiking trails and this large 17-foot bronze statue of Teddy Roosevelt.
Wikipedia Description: Theodore Roosevelt Island
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Theodore Roosevelt Island, formerly known as My Lord's Island, Barbadoes, Mason's Island and Analostan Island, is a national memorial located in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. and was the gift to the American people of the Theodore Roosevelt Association in memory of the 26th US president, Theodore Roosevelt. The site features a statue of Roosevelt in a memorial plaza — the surrounding landscape of the island is maintained as a natural park. The island lies just north of Columbia Island and can be accessed by a bridge leading to a paved trail and bike path that connects Columbia Island to the banks of the Potomac facing D.C. from Virginia. A small island named "Little Island" lies just off the southern tip. On the eastern shore at about the half-way point of the island, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts can be seen.
The original American Indian inhabitants of the area called the island, "Analostan." The island was patented in 1682 as Analostan Island by Captain Randolph Brandt, who left the island to his daughter Margaret Hammersley, upon his death in 1698/99. The island was acquired by George Mason in 1724. John Mason, the son of George Mason, inherited the Island in 1792 and owned it until 1833. John Mason built a mansion and gardens there in the early 19th century. The Masons left the island in 1831 when a causeway stagnated the water.
Aside from a brief period in the Civil War when Union troops were stationed there, the island has been uninhabited since the Masons left. Locals continued to call it "Mason's Island" until the memorial was built there. Around 1906, fire burned on the island and extensively damaged the mansion. Part of the mansion's foundation is all that remains today. From 1913 to 1931, the island was owned by the Washington Gas Light Company, which allowed vegetation to grow unchecked on the island.
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1997 photos: Since 1984, I've lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
From 1981 to 2002, photos were taken using a Pentax ME Super camera.
From 1989 to 2002, I was doing all pictures as prints (instead of slides which I had grown up on).
In 1997, at the age of 40, my photo obsession began and I started taking thousands of photos per year.
In September, 2002, I switched to digital cameras and the number of photos exploded.
Image quality is going to be variable because these are scans of slides and/or prints.
The images shown here were scanned in two phases. In the early years of the website, I rescanned a selection of pre-digital images, all at fairly low quality settings. During the COVID pandemic, I launched the Great Rescanning Effort, rescanning ALL of my pre-digital images from various media (prints, slides, negatives, etc) at higher resolution and quality settings. Mutilple versions of images -- some from the initial scannning phase, some from prints, some from slides/negatives -- were posted so there are frequently duplicate images on the same page. At some point, I hope to have time to do a final review and get rid of the duplicates but that'll have to wait until all of the pre-digital images are finally posted.
Trips this year: North Carolina (Dad), Florida (Mom), using a time share in Arkansas to visit Civil War sites in Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The Civil War became my excuse to see places I'd never been to in my life and it was a great motivator for 20 years or so.
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