Category:Theodore Roosevelt Island

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English: Theodore Roosevelt Island is an island in the Potomac River opposite Georgetown, Washington, D.C. and across the city of Rosslyn, Virginia. It is separated from Georgetown by Georgetown Channel; the channel between the island and the Virginia shoe is known as the Little River. Before it was bought in 1931 by Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association, the island was known as Mason's Island and used for farming. The association hired Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., a landscape architect, in 1932 to transform a 90-acre island into a natural primeval forest preserve with three ecological zones (upland forest, swamp, and tidal marsh) and 2.5 miles of trails as a tribute to Theodore Roosevelt's conservationism and love of nature. 35,736 native hardwood trees (including elm, oak, beech, maple, locust, and tulip poplars), shrubs, ferns, and various small plants were planted on the island.[1] In 1963-1967, a formal memorial to the 26th President of the United States was built on the northern part of the island.

This is a category about a place or building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States of America. Its reference number is 66000869

Theodore Roosevelt Island 
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island and a national memorial located in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.
Instance of plantation,
river island,
National Memorial of the United States
Named after
Location Washington, D.C., United States of America
Owned by
  • National Park Service
IUCN protected areas category
  • IUCN category V: Protected Landscape/Seascape
Inception 21 May 1932
official website
Authority control

38° 53′ 49.92″ N, 77° 03′ 51.12″ W

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