Accokeek is an unincorporated place in the southwest corner of Prince George’s County, Md. The name “Accokeek”
Since World War II, the size and diversity of the population have changed rapidly. In 1942, Indian Head Naval Reservation Access Road was constructed. The major highway passes through Accokeek and connects residents to federal government jobs in Indian Head to the south and Washington, DC, to the north. Today, Accokeek citizens continue efforts to preserve the natural environment and historical landmarks from development. This book looks at the many facets of Accokeek’s past through a stunning collection of images.
Highlights of Accokeek include:
•Images from the National Colonial Farm Museum show life at the time of the American Revolution.
•The story of John Edward “Grit” Bruce, who was born along Piscataway Creek as a slave and went on to become a prominent writer and newspaper man.
•Highlights Accokeek artists and musicians including sculptor Lenore Thomas Straus and guitarist Danny Gatton, who was called “the world’s greatest unknown guitar player.”
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