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An Adminstrative History-Table of Contents

COVER

PREFACE

1. WHENCE THE PARK

The First Vision
Renewal of Interest
Success

2. UNDER MILITARY RULE

Land Acquisition
The Park's Managers
Road and Trail Construction
Regulating Public Use
Camp Good Will, Gold, and the Miller Cabin
Pierce Mill
Prominent Park Users
External Pressures and Unnatural Presences
Park Planners and Plans

3. PARKWAY AND OTHER ADDITIONS

Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway
Other Additions

4. UNDER THE PARK SERVICE

The Changing of the Guard
The Urban Challenge
The Park and the Automobile
Bicycling
Equestrian Use
The Pierce-Klingle House and the Nature Center
Pierce Mill and the Art Barn
Camp Good Will, the CCC, and the Army
Interpretation, Recreation, and Entertainment
The Mouth of the Creek

5. SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE

APPENDIX

A. LEGISLATION

B. PRINCIPAL PARK PERSONNEL, 1965-1985

MAP (~300K)


"One of the largest urban parks in the world, this wooded preserve contains a wide range of natural, historical and recreational resources in the midst of metropolitan Washington, D.C."

--Index, National Park System and Related Areas, 1982




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Peirce Mill

Peirce Mill was built in the early 1820's by Isaac Peirce. It operated commercially until the main shaft broke in 1897.