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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.

Sailing on the Balmoral in the Path of the Titanic

February 24, 2013 Posted by: Kathryn Williams, Park Ranger

Williams describes tracing the Titanic's fateful voyage on the centennial of the disaster. Titanic is remembered through memorials in downtown Washington, a landscape that was influenced by one of its victims.

 

Did You Know?

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President Wilson saw Lt. George Boyle off on the first U.S. air mail flight, which left from a field behind the present-day FDR Memorial. After going the wrong way for over 20 miles, Boyle crashed his Curtiss Jenny in a Maryland farm field. On his second attempt, Boyle crashed again. Though Boyle survived, he was not permitted a third attempt.