Putting a Date on a Handful of Mount Vernon Artifacts

In recent weeks I have been posting a number of items associated with George Washington's Mount Vernon. It's a place...

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Did George Washington Chop Down a Cherry Tree and Confess?

You've heard the story before, right? Allegedly, George Washington received a hatchet as a birthday gift, and he...

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President John Adams Visits Alexandria and Offers A Surprising Toast

It was June 1800, and the country was still very much in mourning after George Washington's death six months before....

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1789 Letter to George Washington From Alexandria Mayor and His Reply

The year was 1789, and it was an eventful year. The first presidential election had just been held, and after a...

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