National Geographic : 1928 May
© National Geographic Society THE SUMMERHOUSE OVERLOOKING THE POTOMAC AT MOUNT VERNON This little rest and beauty spot is a reproduction, built on the foun dations of its predecessor, by the school children of Louisiana. It conforms to the original in general line and proportion. In General Washington's time a bell which regulated the hours of labor on the estate hung in the small tower. Autochromes byClltton Adams LOOKING FROM MOUNT VERNON TOWARD FORT WASHINGTON, MARYLAND The iron fence marksone ofthelimits ofMount Vernon's deer park, first stocked in 1785. Underground springs were formerly thecause of frequent minor slides and cave-ins along thehillside, but in1904 this menace was removed by running tunnels into thehill, thus draining off 20,000 gallons of water daily.