Stories Behind the Names of Famous U.S. Landmarks
When it comes to landmarks in the U.S., not every name is as straightforward as the Lincoln Memorial. The stories behind the names of some of the country’s most famous landmarks are just as fascinating as the sites themselves, whether they were bad translations, controversial dedications, or nicknames made up on the spot. Here’s how 10 of the most iconic landmarks in the U.S. got their names.