America"s monuments, memorials, and historic sites
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America"s monuments, memorials, and historic sites by Yvette La Pierre

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Published by Publications International in Lincolnwood, Ill .
Written in English



  • United States


  • National monuments -- United States -- Guidebooks.,
  • Memorials -- United States -- Guidebooks.,
  • Historic sites -- United States -- Guidebooks.,
  • National parks and reserves -- United States -- Guidebooks.,
  • United States -- Guidebooks.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementYvette La Pierre ; consultant, Jane Bangley McQueen.
ContributionsMcQueen, Jane Bangley.
LC ClassificationsE159 .L23 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination348 p. :
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL820729M
ISBN 100785312439
LC Control Number95072806

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