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United States Treasury, Washington , D.C.
Washington Monument in Distance
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U.S. Treasury is at 15th and Pennsylvania Ave., just east of the White
House. It is 486 ft long 264 ft wide and cost $6,000,000. This
department of the Government manages the fiancees of the nation, collects
internal revenues and customs duties, pays the expenses of maintaining
the Government, prevents counterfeiting through its Secret Service, through
its Life Saving Service, looks after the safety of the people at sea, and
through its Hospital Service looks after the health of the nation.
With its holdings of over a quarter of a billion dollars in money it is
naturally strongly guarded. A Large force of watchmen patrol the
building at all times. Electrical alarms are maintained and tested
every half hour and enough fire arms are stored to arm a thousand men on
the instant. Besides there is connection with Fort Myer, Washington
Barracks and the Police Department. Visitors are shown the Cash Room,
the Secret Service Museum, the Vaults and Safety devices, the process of
counting and printing the seal on paper currency, and the macerating of
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