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Officially titled 'Liberty Enlightening the World,' America's most famous statue was a gift from France to the United States, commemorating one hundred years of independence.  
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More than 200,000 people hoofed it across the Golden Gate Bridge upon its completion in 1937. At that time, the bridge was the longest and tallest suspension structure in the world, spanning 1.7 miles (2.75km) and standing 746 feet (248m) high.  
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'Big art' gained popularity years before the faces of George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy graced the Black Hills of South Dakota. In 1849, a Missouri senator proposed building a super-size Christopher Columbus in the Rocky Mountains.  
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Yale student Maya Ying Lin's winning entry in a 1980 national design contest stands as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The famous Wall bears the names of more than 58,000 American men and women killed in the Vietnam War.  
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One of the original lighthouses in the United States, Portland Head Light illuminated its first lantern on January 10, 1791. The lightkeeper in charge that night was selected by President George Washington.  
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The real name of The Alamo is San Antonio de Valero. While it's not known for sure where the nickname comes from, some claim the fortress was named for the cottonwood trees in surrounding areas. (Alamo is the Spanish word for cottonwood.)  
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The vibrantly colored costumes worn by Native American powwow dancers carry symbolic significance and display the artistic prowess of its maker, typically a relative of the dancer who wears it.  
 
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