National Geographic : 1915 Mar
A VIEW OF THE POTOMAC RIVER EROM THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT, SHOWING EAST POTOMAC PARK (SEE MAP, PAGE 245) Above Washington the Potomac River is chiefly featured by a succession of rapids and falls (see page 238), butatWashington itbroadens out into the smooth, lake-like waterway shown in this picture. In the background is seen the main channel oftheriver, and totheleft the Washington harbor. Potomac Park has miles and miles of splendid roadway, which is soon to beconnected with Rock Creek Park, making a pleasure thoroughfare unexcelled in beauty and unequaled in length in any capital of the world. During herresidence intheWhite House Mrs. Taft took a deep interest in the development of Potomac Park and set out there the thousands offlowering cherry trees presented toherby Japan. When these reach maturity not even Tokyo will have a more beautiful cherry-blossom drivethan Washington. The large building inthe left foreground is the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (see page 253).