POPLAR POINT WAS THE SITE OF A POPULIST REVOLUTION

Bonus_marchers_05510_2004_001_aToday, Poplar Point is known mostly as a polluted stretch of empty land along the Anacostia that always seems like it’s on the brink of being developed, but for whatever reason, never quite gets there.  But not many people remember that, less than a century ago, it was the site of what contemporary authorities considered a legitimate attempt to overthrow the US government. POPLAR POINT WAS THE SITE OF A POPULIST REVOLUTION