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Unveiling of MAINE Monument

Unveiling of MAINE Monument

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Photo shows Frederick D. Owen (left), Department of Public Buildings and Grounds, Washington, D.C.; and George Hearst about to pull cord to unveil the memorial to the battleship Maine, which exploded in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War of 1898. In 1913, the monument was placed at the Columbus Circle and 59th Street entrance to Central Park in New York City. (Source: New York Times, Central Park Web site and Flickr Commons project, 2009)





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