"A riotous country jumble"

"A riotous country jumble" (HM1YNY)

Location: Glen Echo, MD 20812 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.023', W 77° 8.431'

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Clara Barton National Historic Site

Clara Barton's property was a reflection of her personality: practical, thrifty, and just a bit eccentric. Visitors to her home frequently commented on the utilitarian grounds filled with fruit trees and rows of vegetables instead of formal gardens. Although the property may have appeared cluttered and ill-kept to guests, the estate was largely self-sustaining, and Miss Barton could gather the food for her semi-strict vegetarian diet from her own Garden.

Clara Barton's mixture of practical crops with decorative flowers prompted one visitor to describe her gardens as "a riotous country jumble of pear trees, tomatoes, marigolds, rose bushes, and corn."

In addition to the wide variety of fruits and vegetable grown here, Clara Barton kept goats, chickens, and cows to supply the household with dairy products and eggs. A stable on the west side of the property also housed a pair of horses.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314553 N 4315299
Decimal Degrees38.96705000, -77.14051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.023', W 77° 8.431'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 1.38" N, 77° 8' 25.86" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Glen Echo MD 20812, US
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