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♦♦♦History♦♦♦ *Correction:  John Francis Pope was the architect/designer and John McShain was the builder.       Inside the memorial stands a 19 foot statue of Thomas Jefferson facing the Washington Monument and the White House*.  Surrounding the statue are panels of words written by Jefferson.       ♦♦♦Operating Hours and Fees♦♦♦ The memorial is open 24hours year round and Rangers from the National Park Service are available to answer questions… Read More

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Recently, I visited the Martin Luther King (MLK), JR memorial in Washington D.C. Of course, there has been a lot of controversy over the memorial due to a quote on the MLK statue.  Quite frankly, I feel that this controversy stole too much of the brilliance of this marvelous memorial.   It’s awesome!  It’s simply one of the nicest memorials in D.C.  Let’s focus on what this memorial is about and what… Read More

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This weekend I again decided to get off my hump and go History Hiking!  I have always wanted to take pictures of the Grant memorial and I could not have asked for a better sunrise for taking pictures.  Situated at the base of Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial is an imposing and awesome tribute to the former U.S. President and U.S. Civil War General.  At the time… Read More

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The John Paul Jones Memorial was dedicated on April 17, 1912 and it was the first monument raised in Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.  This is impressive.  There are many monuments in Potomac Park, and to find this monument and blog about it is simply a joy.  John Paul Jones is the first U.S. naval war hero.  He is also considered the father of the United States Navy. Charles H. Niehaus sculpted… Read More

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