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New for May 2023!Knitted Wit yarns are hand dyed in Portland, Oregon. We recommend hand washing to extend the life of your project. Always use cold water! Lay flat to dry.
Where is it located?
In the heart of Washington, DC.:
1900 Anacostia Drive, S.E.
Washington, DC 20020
Whose land does it reside upon?
Long before the arrival of the first European explorers, a vibrant American Indian culture evolved around the abundance of fish, game, and other natural resources in the Anacostia River area for at least 10,000 years. In the 17th century, the Nacotchtank Indians were the primary residents along the eastern shore of the Anacostia. Prosperous farmers, gatherers, hunters, and traders, the Nacotchtanks lived in the vicinity of what is now Bolling Air Force Base.
The District of Columbia shares borders with Maryland and Virginia, and connect with lands along the Anacostia and Potomac River. These river systems and current national parks are where the Piscataway, Pamunkey, the Nentego (Nanichoke), Mattaponi, Chickahominy, Monacan, and the Powhatan cultures thrived.
When was it established?
Although the foundations of the park were being laid as early as 1901, in 1933, management and oversight responsibilities for Anacostia Park were turned over to the National Park Service.
About this park:
Many events have made Anacostia Park the place it is today. Did you know that when you walk on this ground you are walking where Native Americans hunted? Early European explorers wandered? And where civil rights were gained?
This small but mighty park in the heart of the nation’s capital was developed as a refuge from the hustle and bustle of DC. There are walking and hiking trails, wetlands to explore and admire, fishing, biking, and the reason we are featuring it this year, a roller skating rink (the ONLY roller skating rink in the National Park Service, FYI)! Folks can skate for free from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Why did we choose these colors?
We used the photo of a happily-skating Park Ranger as the inspiration for our Anacostia Park colorway.
For more information:
NPS website: https://www.nps.gov/anac/index.htm
(photos courtesy of Knitted Wit & NPS)