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America's Strangest Monuments

by Bridget Gleeson. Posted Nov 10th 2009 03:45 PM

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Any road-tripper worth his GPS system has seen at least a few of the nation's major monuments: Mount Rushmore, the Vietnam Memorial, and the Liberty Bell. What you may not know, however, is that the U.S. has just as many (if not more) quirky monuments as it has famous ones. Across the country, lesser-known events and historical figures are remembered-from a meteorite that crashed through a suburban house to a man who survived an iron rod being blown into his skull. If you're willing to go off the beaten path, you can even find monuments to insects, creditors, and the boy who inspired the invention of the piggy bank.
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