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Bartholdi Fountain: It’s Electric!

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Famous for sculpting the Statue of Liberty, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi also created the “Fountain of Water and Light” for America’s centennial in 1876. Originally lit by 12 gas-lamps, it was a highlight nighttime attractions in DC.  By 1915, the fountain was … Continue reading


A Sinking Ship: Titanic Memorial Washington DC

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Imagine you’re on a sinking ship. What would you do? Charlotte Pye freaked out (understandably). She grabbed her baby and ran to the deck, where she observed “women shouting and screaming and praying to be saved.” “Don’t cry. It’s quite all right,” … Continue reading