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Union Station When it was opened in 1907, Union Station held the distinction of being the largest train station in the world. It also covered more ground than any other building in the United States at that time. It was not completely finished until 1908. At its peak, Union Station employed 500 people. The building…

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National Zoo

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National Zoo The National Zoo, part of the Smithsonian institution, boasts a 163-acre zoo, with more than 400 species of animals. The zoo is part of the larger national park, Rock Creek. As with all other Smithsonian institutions, admission to the Zoo is free. The zoo is famous for its panda pair of Mei Xiang…

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National Cathedral

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National Cathedral The U.S. National Cathedral was completed 83 years (to the day!) after it was begun. It was begun September 29, 1907 and finished on September 29, 1990. The first track of land for the Cathedral site was purchased in 1898 for almost 250,000 dollars. It is the sixth largest cathedral in the world…

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Jefferson Memorial

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When future President Franklin Roosevelt was under secretary  of the navy he noticed there was no memorial to the third president. When Roosevelt became president he became an vocal leader to have the memorial built. The memorial cornerstone was laid in 1939. The memorial was dedicated on April 13, 1943. President Franklin Roosevelt gave the dedication…

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