I'm a career submarine officer about to retire and begin a thru-hike of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, starting in April 2013. I've lived near Washington, D.C. since 2006 and I've been fascinated with the history and architecture of the capital city for a long time.
By Rick Merrill
Published: January 5, 2013.
Thirty-Six Years: The Building of the Washington Monument is a year-by-year look at the difficulties and delays in the construction of the Washington Monument, caused by the major social and political events surrounding the Civil War.