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Washington Monument Reopens

Washington Monument Reopens

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The August 2011 earthquake that caused extensive damage in Louisa County also affected daily life in the nation’s capital. Monday is day one for the new public tours of the Washington Monument. The obelisk that honors the nation’s first president has had structural improvements that make it easier to withstand seismic shifts.

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