The Well Resorted Tavern of His Exhalted High Mightiness


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September 3rd 2008
Published: November 17th 2008
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George Washington inherited Mount Vernon in 1761 and proceeded to expand the quaint farmhouse with a property of 2,000 acres into a grand mansion settled upon 8,000 acres. Today the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, who purchased the property in 1858, keeps up the house and land as it was in 1799, the year of George Washington’s death. In 1794, the gracious Washington wrote that he had “no... Read Full Entry



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The Slave Memorial and Burial Ground. This area of the estate is the location of about 75 graves of slaves and free blacks that worked at Mount Vernon.
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The Slave Memorial and Burial Ground monument. This monument was built in 1983 and replaced a stone marker placed here in 1929 by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
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Pathway through the grounds.
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Who do ya think this is? One guess...
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And here he is again...
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George Washington at age 19 in 1751.
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George Washington as he would have appeared at age 45 (in 1777), when he was a Revolutionary War General.



21st November 2009

George
George was awsome hero for our country for me I think he is the bridge that keeps the united states united.

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