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Q:

Especially in the Alexandria area, I suppose.

Lasker:

Yes, and to see what could be done to keep the Potomac River area beautiful and not spoiled. The members of her committee are mostly people who are heads of federal agencies and one of the commissioners of the District of Columbia, Mr. Walter Tobrinner. It was a charming day, and it was a very pleasant party that we had. We had two historians of the river who knew a great deal about the river on board who talked to us about the sights we were passing on loudspeakers, which was I thought extremely interesting and thoughtful.

Q:

They were from the National Park Commission, I suppose.

Lasker:

No, they were local historians who knew about the Potomac River Valley. I've forgotten their names, but they were extremely pleasant and intelligent men. We rode up to the narrowing part of the river and then got into small boats from the Sequoia.



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