Old Photo of Rock Creek Crossing

Here’s a cool photo of a car crossing a part of Rock Creek in the 1920s.

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car crossing Rock Creek
car crossing Rock Creek

Source: Library of Congress

And here is, what appears to be, the same location in Rock Creek, this time being crossed by riders on horseback.

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riders on horseback crossing Rock Creek
riders on horseback crossing Rock Creek

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  • oneafter_909

    pretty sure this is the “Milkhouse Ford”

    • Robert Engelman

      Absolutely the Milkhouse Ford, sometimes just called Rock Creek Ford. Indeed, it’s the only such ford on the creek (that is, regularly used by horses and vehicles) in DC. An old road crossed the creek at this ford, called variously the Milkhouse Ford Road and Rock Creek Ford Road. A fossil remnant of this road still exists, with the same name and a few homes and addresses on it, between the Park and Georgia Avenue.