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Union Square is the main shopping, hotel and theater district in San Francisco, California. It is in fact, the United States' third largest shopping area. There are many tourist shops selling trinkets and souvenirs, as well as large department stores, including a flagship Macy's.
At the center of the district is Union Square itself, which contains a one block, 2.6 acre, park bounded by Geary, Post, Powell and Stockon Streets. In the middle of the park is a 97 feet (30 meters) high granite Corinthian-style column, which was completed in 1903 and dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt. The column, known as the Dewey Monument, commemorates the victory of Admiral George Dewey and the US Navy over the Spanish at Manila Bay in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War of 1898. At the top of the column is a state of a female figure holding a trident and a wreath, intended that represents victory.
Union Square is served by two cable car lines (Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason), and you can also see a cable car turntable at Powell and Market.
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