Mount Vernon Memorial Highway - Mount Vernon, VA, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug
N 38° 42.640 W 077° 05.163
18S E 318622 N 4286734
Quick Description: Mount Vernon Memorial Highway was renamed to the George Washington Memorial Parkway in 1929, although this monument has the original naming.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2020 2:25:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM1398P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee
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Long Description:
The establishment of the George Washington Bicentennial Commission was the critical event which got the highway bill through Congress. In 1928, Moore and Senator Claude A. Swanson introduced identical bills (S.1369 and H.R. 4625) to build a memorial highway from Arlington Memorial Bridge to Mount Vernon at a cost of $4.5 million. The Washington Bicentennial Commission would oversee the project, with support from the United States Department of Agriculture with surveys, architectural and engineering plans, land acquisition and construction. On January 25, 1929, the bicentennial commission decided the highway should follow the Potomac river route.

The parkway's original name was the Mount Vernon Memorial Parkway, but Congress changed it to The George Washington Memorial Parkway in 1929 before it opened to the public on January 16, 1932.

This marker is at the Mount Vernon terminus (a traffic circle) at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate.
Location:
George Washington Memorial Pkwy
Mount Vernon, VA USA


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