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The Washington Monument: Tribute in Stone--
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By looking at The Washington Monument: Tribute in Stone, students can more easily analyze the role George Washington played in the development of the United States during his life and after his death. Those interested in learning more, both about Washington and about memorials in general, will find that the Internet offers a variety of materials.

The Washington Monument
The Washington Monument is a unit of the National Park System. The park's web page describe more of the monument's history, from its construction to its recent renovation.

The National Park Service
The Washington Monument is just one of the units of the national parks that considers Washington's life. The NPS's Historical Themes in America Web page offers links to related National Park Service sites. Particularly informative are Government: Presidents and Military History: Revolutionary War.

Washington, DC, Travel Itinerary
The National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places' on-line travel itinerary, "Washington, DC," provides information on places listed in the National Register for their association with the city's history, including Washington Monument.

American Presidents Travel Itinerary
The Discover Our Shared Heritage online travel itinerary on American Presidents provides information on places associated with the 1st  President of the United States, George Washington, including the Washington Monument, and Mount Vernon.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress's American Memory collection has a wide variety of resources on George Washington. Visit search page to find documents, photographs, and other material on his life.

Save Outdoor Sculpture
SOS is, as its name indicates, dedicated to the documentation and preservation of outdoor sculpture. Its web page offers a variety of resources, including a nationwide database of monuments, advice on proper preservation, and activities for students.


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