Opened to the public in 1922, the Lincoln Memorial is one of the greatest monuments in America. It's great to know that Colorado helped make it happen.

In between Grand Junction and Colorado Springs, within the White River National Forest, lies the small town of Marble. A small town noted for being a big part of making the large monument.

Much of the marble used to make the Lincoln Memorial, including (according to Britanica.com) the 36 columns, came from our own Marble, Colorado. The 36 columns represent all the states that were in the union at the time of Lincoln's death.

Colorado's marble, Yule Marble, is the official state rock of the Centennial State, as well.

Yule marble has been used in other monuments and statues, including The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

[Source: Britanica]

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