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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



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Visual Evidence

Drawing 1: Plan of Camp Misty Mount.
[Graphic] Drawing 1 with link to higher quality drawing.
(Catoctin Mountain Park)

Questions for Drawing 1

1. Why do you think that some of the buildings were clustered? What buildings are in the three clusters?

2. Why do you think the swimming pool, craft shop/nature cabin, and the campfire ring are located away from the sleeping cabins?

3. Both the swimming pool and the middle unit restroom are considered non-historic structures according to the standards of the National Register of Historic Places. The swimming pool was completely remodeled and the restroom rebuilt, and so neither looks the same as it did in the 1930s and 1940s. All the other buildings in the camp do meet the National Register requirements, and are therefore regarded as "contributing" to the historic significance and character of the camp. Do you think it is important that historic areas (called "districts" by the National Register) make it clear to visitors which buildings, structures, and other features are old and which are more recent? Explain your answer.

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Drawing 1, but be aware that the file will take as much as 60 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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