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Lafayette Square - Washington, D.C.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 38° 53.970 W 077° 02.195
18S E 323391 N 4307595
Quick Description: One of the central characters of John Dos Passos' novel "1919" takes a rest in Lafayette Square.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 1/10/2015 9:18:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMN7AD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
Jow Williams, the central character of the beginning of John Dos Passos' novel "1919" leads a rather itinerant life. After spending a second period working on a ship, he returns to Washington DC. He walks around the White House where he hopes to run into an old girlfriend. At one point, he decides to take a rest in Lafayette Square which is across the street from the White House's rear side.
"1919" is the 2nd book in Dos Passos' trilogy "USA".
Short Description: A central character rests here.

Book Title: 1919

First Year Published: 1932

Author's Name: John Dos Passos

Name of Waymarked Item: Lafayette Square

Location of Item: Washington DC

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