There are historical monuments in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area that outsiders would find puzzling if they were to see them. These monuments include the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and the Phoenix Shot Tower. Outsiders would not understand what a tall, large white pillar is a symbol for. It is a symbol of honor for George Washington, our country's first president. The Lincoln Memorial would have no meaning unless a person knew who Abraham Lincoln was. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the US. His life ended when he was tragically assassinated. The Phoenix Shot Tower is puzzling at first glance because it seems to serve no purpose. In fact, its purpose was to create "shots" for pistols and other weapons.
Citation: "Washington DC Landmarks and Washington DC Monuments". Washington Landmarks and Monuments - World Guide to Washington. 2010. 4 Feb. 2010. http://www.washington.world-guides.com/washington_landmarks.html