College Park Aviation School From Aeroplane
The Visiting Prince Much Pleased With His Visit Visit by the Maharajah Gaekwar of Baroda to Lakeland fisheries operation with Edwin Newman of Aquarium Fisheries
Evening Star March 14 1924 page 44 Newspaper Article Giant Catfish, King of U.S. Bureau Exhibits, Dies Victim of Chlorine 74-Pound Monster Succumbs to Substance Used to Purify District Water Supply for Humans- Stock for Nearby Streams Produced Here. The featured exhibit at the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries at 4th and B streets in Washington was a 74 pound. It recently died due to the addition of chlorine to the city water system. On several occasions the fish there have shown signs of ill effects of the chemical and staff have relocated the stock to Baltimore for a time to recover. The fish display has two purposes. They provide an interesting, educational opportunity for the public and they are used to stock streams in the area. In 1923 1,300 goldfish with weights up to three-quarters of a pound have been sent from the facility to be used in park fountains and six thousand were sent to the zoo. Salmon eggs a particularly good exhibit to show the hatching process of fish has also been featured. The resulting hatchlings have produced 8,000 chanook. For a few years these have been release into Susquehanna river. On rare occasions reports are received of a catch of these fish from that body. Conditions there are not generally conducive to a successful commercial enterprise. Salmon need water from glaciers. From the leased bureau hatchery in Lakeland, Maryland 100,000 fingerling large-mouth black bass and 100,000 fingerling crappies were sent to the Potomac and other streams. Other fish produced there for are the same kind of catfish as the former “king” as well as sunfish. Now the exhibit tanks in Washington contain whitefish and lake herring. Once the whitefish grow beyond the hatchling size they will be sent to norther new York as more southern areas are not part of their habitat. There is a move by the bureau to buy the hatchery in Lakeland as it is said to be one of the best in the nation. Assets of the Lakeland site include its location close to Washington and easy access of rail transpiration. The Lakeland hatchery is known to be a great producer of gold fish. This source has provided fish for fountains in Washington DC
Lakeland fish station
Aerial image of lakes, community and surrounding area
Aerial Photograph of lakes, airport and environs.
Washington Post May 12, 1952 Page 1 21 cars derailed from a freight train traveling along the Baltimore and Ohio. The accident happened at the crossing at Lakeland Road. A fire broke out among two of the cars containing naphtha. It burned for 17 hours. Police cars outfitted with loudspeakers were used to alert the community of possible danger. Cargo on the train included naphtha, ale, beer, rock salt, soda and printing paper.
The Baltimore Sun November 4, 1907 Page 7 Henry Bishop owner of Aquariums in Lakeland, Maryland died. He worked to set up a zoo in Baltimore. Born in Germany Bishop was a seafarer before settling in Baltimore. As a youngster he gained a an interest in nature studies. His work included a time in the employ of P. T. Barnum. He built a business which sold more than 1.5 million goldfish a year and had what is thought to be the worlds largest fish breeding operation located in Lakeland. His company supplied fish to Battery Aquarium, New York, Detroit, National Zoo, Young’s Pier, Atlantic City, Luna Park in Pittsburg, and more.
Death report along with biography of former ruler of a group of Indian providences. He made a tour of the Lakeland fisheries operation with Edwin Newman in 1907. The Gaekwar of Baroda was a progressive leader and world traveler.
Washington Post December 3, 2017 Page C3 John Kelly's Washington Henry Bishop, known as the “Gold Fish King” was a German immigrant who turned an interest in birds and fish into a successful business. His company sold the goldfish as well as aquariums, plants, ornaments, and food with the fish having their origin in Lakeland. Edwin Newman started his promotion of Lakeland with homes for sale on monthly payments. A main feature of the development was a park with Lake Artemisia. The lake was stocked with fish and outfitted with boats. Soon Mr. Bishop was using the body of water to raise his fish. In time there were about 25 acres of breeding ponds. The government also used pods in the area for breeding fish. A 1915 report detailed the excellent results of the operation in Lakeland. In Lakeland whites lived on the west while African Americans lived to the east. It is unclear when the use of fish ponds was discontinued. When the Metro’s Green Line was being built engineers realized the land in the are held sand and gravel which could’ve used for construction . One of their number Johann Sikkar proposed a cost saving measure of using that local gravel. Carrying out that plan resulted in a 38-acre park. Helping Hand Fundrasing campaign is underway to raise money for Bright Beginnings, N Street Village, and So Others Might Eat. The goal is $200,000 with $39,613 donated.
Showing Proposed Enlargement To 1,030 Acres- Exhibit to House Bill No. 27502 and Senate Bill No. 8108 Third Session 62nd Congress “A field of level land two & one half miles long and three-fourths of a mile wide, seven miles from the Capital building on the main line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad between Washington and Baltimore. Four stations with sidings fronting on the property viz. Riverdale, College Park, Lakeland and Berwyn Electric railways and boulevards direct to Washington bordering the field on both sides” Third Session of 62nd Congress = 1912-1913
Hangers and ponds are visible along with portion of Lakeland
Airport and lakes along with a portion of Lakeland Property of US Army Air Services
Evening Star May 29 1906 p 1 Will Depart Tomorrow- The Vising Indian Prince Much Pleased With His Visit. Tomorrow His highness the Maharaja Gaekwar of Baroda and his wife will leave Washington to go to Philadelphia. He described his time in Washington as “one of the most interesting visits in any city of any country”. After a two day stay in Philadelphia their highnesses will go to Boston then on to western states. During their visit in our region the maharaja gave a short address at National Park Seminary. The pair attended a dinner hosted by the French ambassador and Mme. Jusserand. He made a visit to the Smithsonian Museum and was given an automobile tour of various parks by Senator and Mrs. Elkins. They visited a reform school on Sunday morning accompanied by Shimont Sampatrao Gaekiyard. The group later visited the Maryland Agricultural College. President of the Aquarium Fisheries of Lakeland in Prince Georges county Maryland, Edward A. Newman took them to his facility for a visit. They seemed very interested in what they saw and had numerous questions. The maharajah said he had decided to establish a similar facility in India. The group next went to Luray caverns.
Evening Star October 14, 1924 Page 36 An inspection visit was made to the Fisheries at Lakeland by Commerce Secretary Hoover. Henry O'Malley commissioner of fisheries acted as guide. The facility had six ponds containing about 200,000 bass. Fish produced at Lakeland are used to stock Eastern streams and ponds.
Evening Star February 24, 1924 Page 4 Newspaper column Field and Stream Perry Miller Many items related to fishing are included in the piece. Only that related to Lakeland is included here. An earlier edition of the column gave information on the bureau of fisheries in Lakeland. It gave a positive report of the results there from a small area of the fishery. G.C.Leech the head of the division of fish culture is promoting the purchase of the whole area which is seventy acres. The cost for this would be $100,000. A year ago eight crappie were placed in a six acre pond. In October 35,000 were retrieved measuring three to three and one half inches. With a larger facility it is predicted several hundred million bass, crappie and bluegill beam could be produced....
Gives facilities and land acquisition information for Lakeland, Berwyn, Branchville . Other information is given including identification of buildings and names of property owners for land adjacent to railroad land. Map shows changes in street names, the addition of an area next to Lakeland called Paint Branch and Lakeland Platforms does not appear on the map. A listing of facility changes is also given. Notations s show a “Fish House” adjacent to the rail lane at the location of “fish platforms”. The platforms were retired in 1931. This is a revision to the 1918 survey and contains a notations on property transfers for each area beginning with the company's acquisition of the property noted.
Washington Post January 27, 1924 PageSM5 Near Maryland Agricultural College is a fish breeding facility on Land leased by the government. It has been used to breed goldfish. Now 23 acres of the 75 acre tract is used for crappie, bluegill bream and large mouth bass. Fish from the facility are used to stock creeks and rivers in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. To test the conditions 23 acres were stocked and the results were very favorable. Experts are advocating for the new facility at Lakeland and say it would be a boost to the economy. US lags with other countries in their consumption of fish. The process used in raising the fish is similar to that used in producing chickens. The fish are transported using steel rail cars which carry 100 to 150 ten gallon containers holding 100 to 1,000 fish each.
By the Aquarium Fisheries Company of Prince George’s County MD