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    Default Monuments and Memorials Pointless Prize

    Sure you know the big three, Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington, but did you know there are over 160 monuments and memorials just in DC, including one to singer Sonny Bono? For this pointless prize simply ride at least 1 mile and snap a pic of your bike at a monument or memorial.

    Other rules:
    - only one per day and only one visit per memorial, meaning you only get one point for a post of the Washington monument. However you can include multiple memorials to the same person. For example there are two memorials to FDR in DC, you can get a point for each if posted on separate days.
    - your bike must be in the photo
    - name & location the monument/memorial must be included
    - for this pointless prize a monument/memorial must be either a statue, commemorative plaque or sign of cultural or historic significance and must identify the name of the person or persons being memorialized
    - not included are tombstones, gravestones, or painted murals
    -use hashtag #monuments in your post

    Prizes:
    1st prize is a private 3-hour professional bike tour of the National Mall monuments and memorials for you and up to 3 friends! Tour includes stops at the Capitol, the White House and more than 10 other sites with historical background and cultural significance of the memorial provided by your guide.

    2nd prize is the book "25 Bike Tours in Washington DC" by Anne H. Oman


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    Must be people/persons?

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    Yay! Since the 'other' Beth isn't doing her Civil War/History game this year, I'll have to play along with this one. I'm pretty sure most of mine will be plaques or signs.

    Just curious, will a Civil War/historical marker that references one or more people be able to be used? Do we bother posting to this page, or is Strava good enough?

    And, thanks for the one a day limit.

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    A monument or memorial is a structure, plaque, statue or building that honors a person, group of people or an event. For example, the WW2 memorial is acceptable as it honors that event. The Japanese-American memorial is also acceptable.

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    Central Park plaque for the "Boy Mayor" of NYC, John Purroy Mitchel. Located at the E 90th St entrance to the park.

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    1/1/2022 The Legato School, a one-room school house, built 1876 -1877. was in use until 1930. It was moved to its current site on Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax City to honor the FCPS Centennial in 1971.
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    1/1/2022 This monument is dedicated to a company that rebuilt the water irrigation and drainage for the town of Morata de Tajuna


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    An international monument! Awesome


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    1/2/2022 Cibeles The sculpture represents Cybele, a Phrygian earth and fertility deity.




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    Shakespeare's A$$ in Central Park, NYC. From 1864 on the 300th anniversary of his birth. Had to take his backside since there was no name on the front.

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