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SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION    1490

VOTED that the Langley Medal of the Smithsonian Institution be awarded posthumously to Dr. Robert H. Goddard, and that the medal be presented to Dr. Goddard's widow.

AGREEMENT RESPECTING CONTINUATION OF THE ROCK CREEK AND THE POTOMAC PARKWAY AS A PARK ROAD THROUGH THE NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK

There had been considerable discussion of this item at the time the Report of the Executive Committee was under consideration. In view of the fact that the plan would not destroy any existing buildings, would make it easier to control through traffic, and that it appeared that it would be advantageous to the National Zoological Park in other ways, there was no further discussion. The Secretary stated that it is understood that District of Columbia money would be used for the cost of construction of the road.

On motion by Senator Saltonstall, seconded by Senator Fulbright, and carried it was 

VOTED that the Board of Regents concure in the following agreement:

1. The Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution and the Secretary of the Interior, with the approval of the National Capital Planning Commission (45 stat. 162), agree to the continuation of the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway as a park road through the National Zoological Park, thereby completing the connecting road between Rock Creek and Potomac Park.

2. The extension will follow the line plotted on the attachedd map as prepared by the Federal Bureau of Public Roads and recommended by representatives of the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Capital Planning Commission.

3. The extension will consist of two lanes only, crossing from west to east over Rock Creek just beyong Calvert Street Bridge, tunneling through Administration Hill (so-called) and following the east side of Rock Creek to Porter Street.

4. The Harvard Street entrance to the National Zoological Park will bridge over the parkway extension.

5. The extension will be fenced on the side adjacent to Rock Creek to protect the National Zoological Park against intruders from the parkway.

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