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The National Capital Region (NCR), headquartered in Washington, DC, administers the National Mall and monumental core parks that were established at the same time the Nation's Capital was founded in the period 1790-1792. This oldest collection of national park areas, along with dozens of historic sites, natural areas, and Civil War battlefields comprise today's National Capital Region of the National Park Service.
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The tradition of the riderless horse with boots reversed in the stirrups, observed during the funeral of President John F. Kennedy, began with the funeral of William Henry Harrison in 1841.