Rachel Carson House

Rachel Carson began writing Silent Spring, the book which documented the detrimental effects on the environment of the indiscriminate use of pesticides, at the house in 1958, rarely using the Maine cottage where she wrote The Edge of the Sea published in 1955. As Carson continued work on the book, the nature of the research, involving public documents and correspondence with scholars, and her own health encouraged her to spend more and more of her time at the home in Silver Spring. After the publication of Silent Spring in 1962, Carson spent most of the next two years in Silver Spring before her death on April 14, 1964. The house as of 1991 is a National Historic Landmark. For more information visit the Rachel Carson Landmark Alliance’s website here: http://rachelcarsonlandmarkalliance.org/

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