Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
A dog. The name of the dog was Sallie. On the field during and after the battle of Gettysburg, the dog stayed with the regiment's dead and wounded. After Lee's army retreated from Gettysburg on July 4th, members of the 12th Massachusetts found her still alive. The dog was weak from lack of food and water. Sallie was unfortunately shot and killed during the fighting on Feb. 6, 1865 at Hatcher's Run VA.
75th. The Eternal Light Peace Memorial was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 3, 1938. This was the last Joint Reunion of the blue and gray; this memorial was an enduring reminder of "Peace Eternal in a Nation United". A sodum vapor lamp, which replaced the original natural gas flame, burns 24 hours a day as a sign of the commitment by the two sections to coexist as one nation.
|Which state monument was added in 1929 to pay tribute to the 41 units that participated in the great campaign into Pennyslvania?||Facts about Gettysburg Monuments
North Carolina. The North Carolina state monument was designed by famous sculptor Gutzon Borglum.
Alabama. Dedicated in 1933, the monument stands near the spot where Law's Alabama Brigade began its attack on Little Round Top on July 2, 1863.
|Which state has the names of all the soldiers who participated in the battle contained on bronze markers around the base of the monument?||Facts about Gettysburg Monuments
Pennsylvania. The height of the Pennsylvania monument is 110 feet. The base of the monument is 80 feet square and has a height of 9 feet. Around the base, and on the inner walls of the arches, are placed bronze tablets on which are recorded the names of 34,530 officers and enlisted men of Pennsylvania who participated in the battle. The monument cost $150,000 and was dedicated September 27, 1910."
1917. The first Confederate monument was from the state of Virginia. With the completion of the Tennessee State Memorial in 1982 each southern state was at last represented.
$50,000. The Virginia State monument was dedicated on June 8, 1917 and unveiled by Miss Virgina Carter, a niece of General Lee.
seven. There are memorials to Generals Sedwick, Hancock, Howard, Slocum, Reynolds, Meade and Longstreet.
New York. New York has a total of 128 and Pennsylvania is a close second with 123.
|To which religious leader are "stupas" (also known as "chortens") dedicated?||Monuments
Buddha. They are stone or brick-built monuments, usually housing a relic of the Buddha.
|What is the name of the government agency responsible for maintaining ancient monuments in Wales?||Monuments
Cadw. The equivalent agencies in the rest of Britain are English Heritage, Historic Scotland, and the Environment and Heritage Services Northern Ireland.
|What is the popular name given to the prehistoric circle of standing stones near Little Salkeld in the Vale of Eden, Cumbria?||Monuments
Long Meg and her Daughters. Twenty-seven of the original sixty stones are still upright. According to legend, they are witches turned to stone.
|Where is the so-called "Rufus Stone" to be found?||Monuments
New Forest, Hampshire. It marks the spot where William II (William Rufus, r.1087-1100), successor to William the Conqueror, was killed by an arrow (believed to have been shot by Sir Walter Tyrrell) during a hunting expedition in 1100.
|There are two obelisks known as "Cleopatra's Needle". One is on the Thames Embankment in London - where in the USA is the other?||Monuments
Central Park, New York. The pair (which have no historical connection with Cleopatra) were donated by the Egyptian government in the late nineteenth century. They had been erected in Heliopolis by Thutmose III (d. 1426 BC), and have inscriptions to him and to Ramses II (d.1237 BC).
|In which Indian city is the triumphal arch called the Gateway of India?||Monuments
Mumbai. Mumbai was formerly known as Bombay. The arch was built in 1924 by George Willet to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911.
|On which Hebridean island are the Standing Stones of Calanais?||Monuments
Lewis. Calanais (formerly called Callanish) is a huge Megalithic stone circle not far from Stornaway. Lewis, Harris, Fuaigh Mòr and Killegray are all islands of the Outer Hebridies of Scotland.
|Whose inscription in St Paul's Cathedral reads "Lector, si monumentum requiris, circumspice"?||Monuments
Christopher Wren. Christopher Wren (1632-1723) was the architect of St Paul's. The Latin inscription means "Reader, if you seek a monument, look around".
|In 1986 which natural "monument" was declared the first World Heritage Site in Northen Ireland?||Monuments
The Giant's Causeway. The Giant's Causeway consists of vertical hexagonal columns, formed from molten basalt as it cooled after volcanic activity during the Tertiary Period some 50-60 millions years ago.
|What was the name of the beloved wife of Shah Jehan in whose memory he built the Taj Mahal beside the River Jamuna in Agra?||Monuments
Mumtaz Mahal. Her name means "Chosen One of the Palace". The buildings were completed in 1664, although work on the decoration continued for a few more years. Mumtaz Mahal, a Muslim Persian Princess was the third wife of Shah Jahan. Mumtaz gave birth to fourteen children, and to show his love for her Shah built the Taj Mahal in her memory.
|Which US National Monument was established in 1924 and then expanded in 2000 and encompasses three major lava fields?||U.S. National Monuments
Craters of the Moon. President Clinton's Presidential Proclamation expanded the area of the Craters of the Moon National Monument to 661,000 acres. The central focus of the monument is the Great Rift, a sixty-two mile long crack in the earth's crust.
|Which National Monument designated in 2001 and encompassing 200,000 acres contains the greatest concentration of endangered species in California?||U.S. National Monuments
Carrizo Plain. The Carrizo Plain National Monument contains exceptional objects of scientific and historic interest. Established by President Clinton, it is California's single largest remaining area of native grassland.
|Who were the only three Presidents between 1906 and 2010 that did not use the Antiquities Act?||U.S. National Monuments
Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush. Every President except Nixon, Reagan, and H.W. Bush used the Antiquities Act to protect lands for the benefit of the American people, designating the lands as National Monuments. Between 1906 and 2012, approximately 100 National Monuments were created.
|Which National Monument located in New Mexico's Robledo Mountains was designated by Congress in 2009?||U.S. National Monuments
Prehistoric Trackways. The Prehistoric Trackways Monument of a little over 5,200 acres, contains a huge deposit of Paleozic Era footprints immortilized in the stone. The tracks have been identified as belonging to amphibians, insects and reptiles. It is the most scientifically significant early Permian track site in the world.
|Which National Monument, located in Montana and encompassing fifty-one acres, is a site where Captain William Clark of the Lewis & Clark Expedition stopped in 1806?||U.S. National Monuments
Pompeys Pillar. Pompeys Pillar National Monument was designated by President Clinton in 2001. Captain Clark carved his name and date on the sandstone when he stopped there. He noted in his journal "This rock I ascended and from its top had a most extensive view in every direction on the Northerly Side of the river high romantic clifts approach & jut over the water for some distance both above and below...I marked my name and the day of the month and year."
|Which National Monument is located on the California coast and was designated by President Obama in April of 2012?||U.S. National Monuments
Fort Ord. The Fort Ord National Monument is located in Monterey Bay, California. President Obama designated the monument, notable for its place in history training generations of American soldiers, and as a world class destination for hikers and mountain bikers. Fort Ord is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
|Which National Monument is located in Colorado, was designated in 2000, and contains the largest density of archaeological sites in the country?||U.S. National Monuments
Canyons of the Ancients. Canyons of the Ancients National Monument has more than 6,000 archaeological sites, and up to 100 per square mile in some locations. It is the only National Monument managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the state of Colorado.
The American people. Like National Parks, Fish and Wildlife Refuges, and public lands, National Monuments are owned by all of the American people. The federal government agencies fulfill a public trust to manage the areas for the benefit of present and future generations.
|Which National Monument was the first one designated by the President to be managed by the Bureau of Land Management?||U.S. National Monuments
Grand Staircase-Escalante. Until 1996, all National Monuments designated under the authority of the Antiquities Act were designated to be managed by other agencies. In 1996, President Clinton designated the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah to be managed by the Bureau of Land Management. By 2012, the agency was managing 17 National Monuments.
Devil's Tower. The first National Monument was the Devil's Tower in Wyoming. It was designated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 and is managed by the National Park Service.
All of these (Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service). In addition to those managed by the BLM, FWS and NPS, there are also National Monuments managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The other agencies are all part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Forest Service is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.