The 178-foot high Washington Monument located in Mount Vernon Square is set to undergo a $5 million dollar renovation headed by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. The original construction of the monument was started in 1815 and completed in 1829, when the statue of Washington was placed on top.
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Armed with a flat braided rope, riding gloves, spurs and a protective vest, cowboys at the J Bar W Ranch in Union Bridge, Md., engage in one of rodeo’s most dangerous events: bull riding. Riders attempt to stay on a bucking bull for eight seconds without touching it with their free hands, as the animal jumps, twists and turns.
The United States Naval Academy is an institution rich in history and traditions. One of the lesser known is its storied background in boxing. Superintendent Admiral David Porter started the sport at the academy in 1865. The sport was initially treated as a casual recreation in the beginning.
The glass glows bright orange as it is heated to 2500 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven’s “glory hole.” Tim McFadden, who has been blowing glass for 12 years, shapes and cools the glass, manipulating it to his vision. He uses a blowpipe as he slowly spins the hot liquid glass and expertly molds the colorful mass.