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The Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain, in honor of two men who perished on the Titanic.
Emily Friedman
The Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain, in honor of two men who perished on the Titanic.

If you're a sucker for monuments, memorials and historic sites, Washington has hundreds -- including, of course, the usual suspects: popular favorites like the White House, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. But if you look closely, right near each of these biggies, there's at least one historic spot most people miss. Emily Friedman takes us on a tour to check out several of these small fish in a big sightseeing pond.

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