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What about the history of the national mall?

The area now known as the Mall has been a place of human activity for thousands of years. Remnants of 10,000-year old Paleo-Indian tools and weapons were discovered on the White House grounds in the 1970s. Before the American Revolution, the area was home to Native American tribes and then a growing population of European settlers. After the federal government moved to Washington, the Mall became the home of the President and his household. In the 1800s, it was also home to the first Secretary of the Smithsonian and a working-class neighborhood near the Capitol.

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