Wapiti (Cervus canadensis)Around the turn of the 20th century, James Bellwood, an agriculturalist and the owner of this property set aside a few acres to be used as a wooded preserve and imported a pair of elk from Yosemite National Park and Washington State. The elk became a popular attraction along the Richmond-Petersburg trolley, which extended along Jefferson Davis Highway/Route 1. The elk ﬂourished and multiplied until there were 20 elk in the herd. As the United States geared up for World War II, the federal government purchased the land from the Bellwood family for the construction of the Richmond Quartermaster Depot and Richmond Holding and Reconsignment Point, now known as Defense Supply Center Richmond.
|Placed By||Defense Supply Center Richmond|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 5:27pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 284446 N 4143507|
|Decimal Degrees||37.41330000, -77.43565000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 24.798', W 77° 26.139'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 24' 47.88" N, 77° 26' 8.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8218 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Richmond VA 23237, US|
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