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Washington Monument

Washington Monument with pool

Washington Monument

Construction of the Washington Monument started in 1848. The stone for the monument comes from Maryland and Massachusetts. The walls are made of white marble . The monument weighs 90,854 tons and is equal to a 50 story building in height. The total number block is 36,491 and the total cost of the monument was $2 million dollars (today it would cost 21 million dollars).At the ceremonial laying Abe Lincoln was in attendance.

Interesting Facts

  • Washington is the only president not to live in the White House.
  • Marta Washington was one of the richest women in Virginia when she married George Washington.
  • Washington did own slaves
  • George Washington farm was 8000 acres.
  • Washington did not believe in political parties.
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