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    • The Washington Monument

    • The History of the World's Tallest Obelisk
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Craig Stephens
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Congress called for establishing a monument to George Washington as far back as 1783, but it wasn't until the 1830s that work on the world's tallest obelisk began in earnest. There were several issues that nearly prevented it from being a reality, including political arguments, costs, and lack of progress. Though it may be hard to believe, the Washington Monument was not dedicated until the 1880s, nearly half a century after an obelisk was first envisioned. By the time it was finished, however, it was clear that the wait was worth it.

    Regular price: $6.95