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Explore the history, culture, science, nature, architecture, and stories that link the iconic spaces in the National Mall and Memorial Parks to our nation and its people. The articles collected here are produced by NPS staff at the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

David Farragut: America’s First Admiral

October 16, 2012 Posted by: Matthew Hornberger, Park Ranger

In a lifetime of service beginning at the age of nine, David Farragut represented American ideals of bravery, loyalty and honor. Largely forgotten today, his service is remembered here in the nation’s capital.

 

Did You Know?

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The Washington Monument was damaged in an earthquake on August 23, 2011. Crews assessed the damage and found stones that were cracked, broken, and displaced throughout the structure.