Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Louis Rabaut "Rat" Park

You may know this park Rat Park or Pigeon Park. Its official name though, is Rabaut Park. This is federal land and is considered a part of Rock Creek Park. It is named for Louis Rabaut, former Democratic Congress member from the great state of Michigan. He is remembered for, among other things, crafting a federal resolution to insert words "Under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance in 1953. A similar bill was passed as law one year later. Rabaut "Rat" Park is bound by 16th St, Harvard St, Columbia Rd and Argonne Pl NW.

Unification Church framed by trees in Rabaut Park