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. . . Climbed to the Highest Point of Land in Washington

Sunday, December 14, 2003; Page C02

. . . climbed to the highest point of land in Washington. Fort Reno also played a role in the city's only Civil War battle, in which Union troops repelled an 1864 Confederate attack. Now a park, its 429-foot elevation offers a view across two states, to Tysons Corner and suburban Maryland.


Wilson High School volunteers work on a field just below the city's highest point. (2001 Photo Dudley M. Brooks -- The Washington Post)

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Maintained by the National Park Service as part of Rock Creek Park, it's between Wisconsin Avenue and Nebraska Avenue on Chesapeake Street in the Tenleytown area of Northwest Washington.

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