Look how many large tracts of land there were in Rock Creek Park, back in the early 20th century. The map is oriented looking west.

1907 map of Rock Creek Park
1907 map of Rock Creek Park
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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.