How do we put a price on memorializing people and events of our past? Whether it’s a statue, a structure, a historic residence, or a massive sculpture, all our monuments might seem priceless, but they do cost money to make. The worth of these monuments depends on many variables, beyond even the raw materials and labor costs.
Do you know the stories behind many American monuments? If you do, you’ll enjoy learning about what went into making them the landmarks and tourist attractions that they are today. Not only do they help us remember the past, but they teach us lessons that can be brought into the future, which some would say renders them priceless.