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Carson, Rachel, House

Silver Spring, Maryland
County of Montgomery.
National Register Number: 91002058
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - village site (pueblo group).
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 4, 1991):
From 1956 to 1964, this was the home of Rachel Louise Carson (1907-1964), biologist, naturalist, writer and poet. Carson was already famous when she wrote "Silent Spring" in 1962, a book many consider to have changed the way Americans think about their natural environment and which is responsible for beginning the modern environmental movement. "Silent Spring" drew popular attention to the poisoning of the earth and the endangerment of public safety by the indiscriminate use of modern chemical pesticides and herbicides.


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