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The Cherry Tree Rebellion: How Jefferson's Memorial Spurred a Revolt
The dramatic 1938 Cherry Tree Rebellion saw D.C. women chaining themselves to cherry trees to stop removal for the Jefferson Memorial. Learn the story behind the controversial protest over commemorating Jefferson's legacy.
A Look Back at the Jefferson Memorial in 1940 Before World War II
Take a look back in time to 1940 and see the Jefferson Memorial before World War II. Check out these amazing photos from the National Park Service!
The view south from the top of the Washington Monument. Ice covers half of the Tidal Basin
Take a Look at what the Jefferson Memorial Area Looked Like Before 1943
Take a look at this great photo from 1908 showing what the area around the Jefferson Memorial and the Capitol Building looked like before the memorial was completed in 1943.
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Exploring the Mystery of this Cool 1960s Photo
Take a trip back in time and explore the mystery of this cool 1960s photo. See if you can help us figure out when it was taken and more!
southern view of the Jefferson Memorial (1942)
A Look Back in Time: Rare Photos of the Unfinished Jefferson Memorial in 1942
Take a look back in time with these rare photos of the unfinished Jefferson Memorial in 1942. See the Washington Monument, Capitol Building, and Lincoln Memorial from a unique perspective!
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National Park Shutdown Ruins Weddings, But Some Find Hope
The government shutdown has ruined wedding plans for dozens of couples across the country, but some have found hope in the form of backup venues and even a wedding on TV! Read about the human element of this story in our latest blog post.
Maya Ying Lin, the Yale architecture student who submitted the winning design for the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, holds a scale model of her design on May 6, 1981. © Bettmann/CORBIS (mentalfloss.com
Controversy and Design: The Ghosts of DC Memorials
Controversy and design have a long history when it comes to the memorials in Washington, DC. From the Washington Monument to the Vietnam War Memorial, this guest post explores the history of the Ghosts of DC Memorials.
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A Glimpse into D.C. During World War II: A Video from the 1944 Cherry Blossom Festival
Take a peek into the past and watch a video from the 1944 Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. during World War II. Enjoy the nostalgic vibes and a unique glimpse into the city during wartime. Pardon the music - mute it for the best experience.

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