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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 Grand Review of the Union Armies, May 23rd and 24th 1865, was one of the greater spectacles ever staged on Pennsylvania Avenue. It expressed jubilant relief that the Civil War was finally over.