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September 28th Rappelling 1

Rappelling on Washington Monument to Assess Earthquake Damage

Washington Monument was dedicated in 1885.  The first plans for the Washington Monument were quite elaborate, including a statue of Washington in a chariot. Ultimately the plans were simplified to a plain obelisk. Construction began in 1848, but the Civil War and lack of funds stopped work. After the War, construction began again. Children can learn more at: http://www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm.

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