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Wikipedia Description: Acorn Park
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Acorn Park is a park in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland that features an acorn-shaped gazebo and an artificial grotto. The site is thought to be the location of the mica-flecked spring that inspired Francis Preston Blair to name his estate "Silver Spring."
The gazebo was constructed in 1842 by Benjamin C. King.
Blair's son-in-law, Samuel Phillips Lee, had the stone grotto built at the site of the spring in 1894. It originally contained a statue of a Grecian nymph.
It was purchased by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in 1942, and refurbished and rededicated in 1955 .
The park is located at the intersection of East-West Highway and Newell Road, in south Silver Spring.
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2004 photos: Equipment this year: I bought two Fujifilm S7000 digital cameras. While they produced excellent images, I found all of the retractable-lens Fuji models had a disturbing tendency to get dust inside the lens. Dark blurs would show up on the images and the camera had to be sent back to the shop in order to get it fixed. I returned one of the cameras when the blurs showed up in the first month. I found myself buying extended warranties on cameras.
Trips this year: (1) Margot and I went off to Scotland for a few days, my first time overseas. (2) I went to Hawaii on business (such a deal!) and extended it, spending a week in Hawaii and another in California. (3) I went to Tennessee to man a booth and extended it to go to my third Fan Fair country music festival.
Number of photos taken this year: 110,000.
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