The Mall/Music, laughter break the stillness of the greensward

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The article discusses Secretary S. Dillon Ripley's changes with the National Mall in order to attract people to the Institution. Such additions, like the musical attraction of the Folklife Festival, Ripley's carousel, and the annual kite flying contest have livened up the Mall.


Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001


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The Torch (Newspaper)

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February 1984


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Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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A Special Supplement to the Smithsonian Torch, pp. S2

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