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stone yard historical site 1

HISTORICAL SITE: In a place not commonly known in Rock Creek National Park in Washington DC sits a grave of discarded pieces of the U.S. Capitol. The sandstone and marble pieces from the east front facade likely originate from the rebuilding that occurred after the Capitol was nearly burned down in the War of 1812. There are also seven holes in the ground encased in rocks,resembling water wells. They are definitely part of another, separate structure that looks like it was there before the Capitol stones' deposit. The holes or wells are about 14 feet deep. Researchers have said there is NO RECORD of what they are or why they are there making it an undocumented site?? They possibly could have been used for munitions/ or cold storage since there are several Civil War trenches and Fort DeRussy, which played a role in the Valley Campaigns of 1864, nearby.

 

-Information taken from Jule Banville's article "Stone-Cold Whodunit" from the Washington City Paper April 24th 2009-

 

The stone yard definitely has a dark haunted feel to it. I got a real creepy feeling while I was there-felt as if I was walking around a cemetery filled with ghosts.

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Taken on April 8, 2010