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FAMOUS BUILDING STONES NATIONS CAPITAL

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Product Number: 336282
Series: FS-2012-3044
Scale: NO SCALE
Alternate ID: FS-2012-3044
Authors: US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Version Date: 04/01/2012
Regions: DC
Countries: USA
Media: Paper
Format: Flat
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Description: Abstract

The buildings of our Nation’s Capital are constructed with rocks from quarries located throughout the United States and many distant lands. The earliest Government buildings, however, were constructed with stones from nearby sources because it was too difficult and expensive to move heavy materials such as stone any great distance without the aid of modern transportation methods, including large cargo ships, trains, and trucks. This Fact Sheet describes the source and appearance of three local stones commonly used in building Washington, D.C.

Height In Inches: 11.000
Two Sided: Yes
Pieces: 1
Languages: English
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