Bet You’ve Never Noticed the Typo on this famous Memorial

The Memorial, despite its many merits as a landmark and work of art, enshrines what may just be the greatest blunder in American monument-making history. On May 30, 1922, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated, the world witnessed how $2,000,000 in federal dollars, 38,000 tons of marble, limestone and granite and eight years of American elbow grease, had finally resulted in something truly spectacular, had resulted in a very, very expensive typo.As you step into the Memorial’s interior and glance at the north wall, to where Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address is chiseled into the stone and delivered on March 4, 1865, which was less than two months after the successful passing of the Emancipation Proclamation the then, war-weary president expressed in his speech, his “high hope for the future” of his drastically changing and bloodied homeland.Except, in the Lincoln Memorial, the engraver tells it another way: “high hopes for the euture.” Visit the Memorial tomorrow and you can clearly see where the bottom of the “E” in “EUTURE” was finally filled in with off-colored stone to become “FUTURE.” Given the money prestige and time behind the Lincoln Memorial project, One might think it outrageous that such an obvious spelling blunder could have made it past so many stakeholders.

Source: Bet You’ve Never Noticed the Typo on this famous Memorial

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