• !5-inch Rodman Cannon

    Civil War Defenses of Washington

    District of Columbia

Geology of Fort Dupont Park

The Geology of Fort Dupont Park, written by Tony Flemming, provides a brief overview of park geology and hydrogeology, and summarizes the geotechnical factors that appear to be contributing to slope instabilities due to urban stresses.

Did You Know?

Brachyphyllum crassicarde fossil

During the Cretaceous Period, 120 million years ago, the Fort Foote property was swamp land, much different from today. Warm adapted plants such as Brachyphyllum crassicarde lived in this habitat (fossil photo to the right). As the climate began to change, this plant as well as many others died out.