Archive for the 'Monuments' Category

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota, USA

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, near Keystone, South Dakota, is a monumental granite sculpture located within the United States Presidential Memorial that represents the first 150 years of the history of the United States of America with 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of former U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. The entire memorial covers 1,278 acres (5.17 kmĀ²), and is 5,725 feet (1,745 m) above sea level. It is managed by the National Park Service, a bureau of the United States Department of the Interior. The memorial attracts approximately 2 million people annually.

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Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, USA

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Wright Brothers National Memorial, located in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, commemorates the first successful sustained powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine. Wilbur and Orville Wright came here from Dayton, Ohio because of the steady winds. They also valued the privacy this location, remote in 1903, gave them.

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Auschwitz Birkenau Museum - the Former Nazi German Concentration Camp of Auschwitz

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

Auschwitz II (Birkenau, pronounced BERK-IN-NOW) is the camp that many people know simply as “Auschwitz”. It was the site of the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands, and the killings of over one million people, mainly Jews, Poles, and gypsies.

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