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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Becky Williams
With the turn of a key and the click of a lock, the District's memorials, monuments and museums were back open Thursday, welcoming thousands of visitors who'd waited through the 16-day federal shutdown to gain access to the famous sites.
"It was absolutely weird," said Becky Williams of Marion, Ind., of the shuttered city.