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Inspection Shows Cracks in Top Of Washington Monument, Prompting Call To Engineers With Earthquake Expertise

A closer inspection of the Washington Monument in the wake of Tuesday's earthquake has revealed cracks in the uppermost section of the monument, prompting the National Park Service to call in structural engineers with expertise in earthquake engineering to assess the damage.

Pilgrim Places: Civil War Battlefields, Historic Preservation, and America’s First National Military Parks, 1863-1900, Part II

The event in American history prior to the Civil War that had the most potential to inspire the preservation of historic places was the American Revolution. Yet, between the Revolution and the Civil War, historic site preservation in America was limited and sporadic.

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