Potomac River & George Washington

The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States. George Washington ( – , 1799) was the First President of the United States of America, serving from 1789 to 1797, and the dominant military and political leader of the United States from 1775 to 1799. He led the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army from 1775 to 1783, and presided over the writing of the Constitution in 1787. Washington became the First President by unanimous choice, and oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in the wars raging in Europe, suppressed rebellion and won acceptance among Americans of all types. 5.0/5

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Some 230 years ago George Washington threw a Silver Dollar across the Potomac River. If he did that today, he would only have to throw .14 cents. Grandpa Jones/Hee Haw
Mount Vernon Home of George Washington, Potomac River & Maryland. All in one picture. 😎 @ George…
Sail down the Potomac River like George Washington did more than 200 years ago. Spirit of Washington will make it...
We are taking a cruise today aboard Spirit Cruises on the Potomac River to visit Mt. Vernon. Visiting the historic plantation & home of George Washington. Will head later to Georgetown for shopping (avoiding the Exorcist's neighborhood - lol) before the fireworks tonight.
@ The U.S. Postal Service handles over forty percent of the world's mail volume.   @ The U.S. produces enought plastic film annually to cover t5he entire state of Texas.   @ The U.S. produces more tobacco than wheat.   @ There are ten towns named Hollywood in the U.S.   @ Thre are 365 steps on the front of the U.S. Capitol Building--one for every day of the year.   @ There are more telephones than people in D.C.   @ The Capitol Building in D.C. is lower than Mount Vernon across the Potomac River. This was done on purpose when drawing up the plans for the nation's capital by George Washington who wanted his house to be at an elevation higher than the national capital facility.
Our First President, George Washington, lived in three houses. The first two were in New York City. The third was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Finally, Washington decided to compromise. He picked a patch of land on the Potomac River eventually called Washington DC
Just spent a great two weeks with my daughter Lisa and her family in Washington, DC. Some highlights are as follows: Visited Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, had a lovely dinner in Buckeys Town, Maryland at Alexander's Inn. Toured Thomas Jefferson's home Monticello in Charlottesville, VA. Had a great boat tour with friends on the Potomac River with a wonderful view of Mount Vernon. Worshiped at the DC Metro Calvary Chapel Church. Enjoyed a walking tour of the Historic Pohick Episcopal Church where George Washington worshiped and have enjoyed many great meals both at Lisa's and the wonderful restaurants in the Washington area. This morning I heard a great Bible lesson taught by my son-in-law Auggie Tantillo. Auggie has a Bible teaching ministry at a near by retirement home. Washington is a great place to visit. I have been visiting here for many years and always feel a sense of pride for this great country.
Yesterday we took the Metro to Alexandria, Va then a boat ride on the Potomac River to George Washington's home at Mt Vernon. It was a fabulous day, with lots of history. I've learned so much since I've been in Washington D.C. visiting the museums, memorials and art galleries.
Thanks, Bill Bennett! How Washington, D.C. Got Its Name In 1790, a year after George Washington took office as president, Congress authorized him to find a site along the Potomac River for the new nation’s capital. It was the first time a country had ever established its permanent capital by legislative action. The president ended up choosing a spot just a few miles upstream from his home at Mount Vernon, Virginia. Surveyors staked out an area of one hundred square miles straddling the river. The idea was to create a special territory, not part of any state, to contain the capital city. The land came from Maryland and Virginia, and the territory was named the “District Of Columbia” (“D.C.” for short) in honor of Christopher Columbus. George Washington hired French engineer Pierre L’Enfant to plan the city that would lie within the new District. In 1791, the District’s commissioners decided to name that city “Washington” in honor of the First President. The federal government moved there ...
World’s largest Angora herd was in Hancock. The orchards of Hancock, Maryland Hancock, Maryland played a key role in the health, wealth, and welfare of family members nearly from its inception as a frontier settlement where the family of Edward Joseph Hancock, Jr. operated a ferry at the most northern part of the Potomac River. Edward was also one of the heroes of the Revolutionary War, fighting alongside family friend George Washington. In the 1730s, this area of wilderness with its single settlement was known variously as Northbend Settlement and Tonoloway Settlement. By the early 1800s, Hancock was a key transportation route westward and the area exploded economically after the completion of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in 1839. Although from a commercial standpoint Hancock reaped the benefit of its location in westward expansion, and as a true border town with West Virginia, it also proved to be somewhat cursed as a result of the Civil War. During that time it saw a steady stream of Union troop ...
PRESIDENTS’ DAY - George Washington's house Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Alexandria, was the plantation home of George Washington, First President of the United States. The estate is situated on the banks of the Potomac River across from Prince George's County, Maryland. The Washington family had owned land in the area since the time of Washington's great-grandfather in 1674, and in 1739 embarked on an expansion of the estate that continued under George Washington. He came into possession of the estate in 1754, but did not become its sole owner until 1761
Today in Baseball History -- Feb. 22 -- from Mary Landers ... 1880 -- George Wright signs a contract with the Boston Red Caps which he states allows him not to travel with the team on western road trips, but just participate in games played in New England and Troy. The arrangement will allow the shortstop to devote more time to his sporting goods business. 1889 -- Italy's King Humbert is among the fans who witness the Chicagos beat the All-Americans, 3-2, outside of Rome at the Villia Borghesi. Originally billed as the Spalding’s Australian Baseball Tour is expanded to include contests in Europe, much to the surprise of the captive players aboard ship en route to the Land Down Under. 1936 -- As part of the Washington, D.C. Sesquicentennial celebration, Senator legend Walter Johnson throws a baseball to the far side of the Rapahannock River. The event is designed to duplicate George Washington's alleged toss of a Silver Dollar across the Potomac River. 1938 -- After college, Texas Christian football All- ...
Believe It or Leave It! Fun for the entire family: Waiting to be seated at a restaurant? Give your group's name as "Donner", so you'll hear 'em announce, "Donner Party, Donner Party, your table is ready!" George Washington could not have thrown a Silver Dollar across the Potomac River, which was at least a half-mile wide. Also, that U.S. $1 coin wasn't minted until 1794, five years before GW's death from strep throat and bloodletting. Only seven comedies have received an Academy Award for "Best Picture". In July 1960, as Fidel Castro consolidated Marxist power in Cuba, the International League franchise "Havana Sugar Kings" was transferred to tropical Jersey City NJ. There are a 500,000 earthquakes detected worldwide each year. 100,000 can be felt, and only 100 cause surface damage. Alice will never let me forget a 1997 business trip to San Diego. We stayed on the Executive Level of a fine Mission Valley hotel. She wanted to head back east the very moment she read the earthquake safety instructions po ...
Isaiah 54:13 - All your children shall be taught by the Lord, And great shall be the peace of your children. I have heard the story of George Washington when he was faced with nearly being relieved of his command, he got on his knees and sought the Lord.after seeking the Father God he then took his troops and crossed the Potomac River. Abraham Lincoln a man like George Washington who was a man who read the Word of God; he also got on his knees often then was able to pass the Emancipation Proclamation. Both of these men had their lives based on the Word of God; they sought the Lord when they needed help and He answered them.Our children need the same hope for tomorrow.Jesus tells us in His Word how He brings us life and that life more abundantly, He gives us a future and He answers our prayers even our silent prayers.let's give our children a future based on the One Constant Truth - The Word of God. Numbers 23:19 - “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He ...
Is the President of the United States a liar.??? I sure hope not, but on the other hand , after living through ten ( 10 ) Presidents in my lifetime, and hearing their speeches, I've come to the conclusion that only George Washington told the truth, even though he never did cut down that Cherry Tree, or throw a coin over the Potomac River. ( He never said he did.) Any President who says he never lied in his political life is a liar. Pres. Obama is only imitating his idol Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and one of my childhood heroes.
October 21, 1971 ... * President Nixon goes on nationwide TV tonight to announce his surprise choices of Richmonder Lewis F. Powell Jr. and Arizonan William Rehnquist for seats on the U.S. Supreme Court. Nixon describes the two as conservative, "... but only in a judicial, not a political sense"... * The State Department ... urged on by Virginia's congressional delegation ... has rejected a Soviet bid to buy Wellington ... a 27-1/2 acre Potomac River estate once owned by George Washington. The U.S. decided it would not allow "...the purchase of land of historic interest by any foreign government"... * The Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association have opened their home season with a 103 - 99 win over the Dallas Chaparrals at Richmond Coliseum. Top scorers for the Squires ... Charlie Scott and Dr. J ... Julius Erving... * At the cinema ... there's Mia Farrow in "See No Evil" at Ridge ... "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" at Westhampton ... and a dual bill of Jacqueline Susann's "The Lo ...
Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour Oct 4 - 6, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens Recurring daily Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA Times: 6pm - 9pm Phone: (703) 780-2000 Admission: $38/person Mount Vernon's Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia with candlelit tours of the Mansion, including the rarely-open basement where Washington stored his wine, and live blues on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River. Guests can sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries, learn about the successes and failures of our Founding Father's wine endeavors, and meet "George and Martha Washington" on the Mansion's piazza. Concessions by the Mount Vernon Inn are available for purchase. Outside food and beverage are not allowed. Advance ticket purchase is recommended for this popular event. Tickets are $38 per person and fruit and cheese boxes are $26 each. Ticket sales begin August 26 at 10:00 a.m. online or at Mount Ver ...
I am TOTALLY disillusioned about George Washington after reading today's newspaper. Sneed's column said "It's a fact that George Washington never chopped down a Cherry Tree. Nor did he pitch a Silver Dollar across the Potomac River. But she did say that Washington failed to return two borrowed books from the New York Society Library in 1789. WHAT???!!! They lied to me at Roxana Elementary School about the first two and didn't tell me he was a Book Thief!!! Now I don't know if I can trust ANYTHING they taught me over there. o.O A side note: Washington's book fine stands at $300,000 and continues to grow. :)
Lovely scene in George Washington's backyard of the mansion, overlooking the Potomac River...
9 July 1540-King Henry VIII annuls his fourth marriage to Anne of Cleves. 1755 - In the Seven Years War, a combined French and Indian force defeated British and Virginian forces under General Braddock at the Monongahela River near Fort Duquesne, which is now Pittsburgh. Braddock was killed, as he failed to heed the advice of his colonial advisor, George Washington, about concealing the movements of his troops. 1810 - Napoleon I annexed Holland. 1816 - Argentina's independence from Spain was declared at the Congress of Tucuman. 1846-The territory of the District Of Columbia south of the Potomac River is returned to Virginia by an act of Congress. 1850 - Zachary Taylor, 12th U.S. president, died. 1877 - The first Wimbledon tennis championships were held. 1915 -South African forces under Louis Botha forced the surrender of German forces in South West Africa, now Namibia. 1944 - After fierce bombing raids and a month of fighting, the British and Canadians finally captured most of the town of Caen in France. . ...
Looking for a unique place to celebrate the Fourth of July? Historic Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, salutes our first commander-in-chief with a dazzling display of made-for-daytime fireworks during its annual Independence Day event! Visitors will be treated to spectacular smoke fireworks in patriotic colors fired over the Potomac River. The Independence Day event also includes an inspirational naturalization ceremony for 100 new citizens, military reenactments, a special wreath-laying ceremony, and a visit from the “first” first couple, “General and Mrs. Washington.” Event included in general daytime admission Adults, $17; children ages 6-11, $8; and children 5 and under are admitted free. Summer Farm Life: July has always been a time of celebration at George Washington’s farm as it marks the beginning of the wheat harvest season. To celebrate Washington the farmer, field hands will kick-off the season on Independence Day with wheat-treading demonstrations at the Pioneer Farm. Cos ...
Have a Fun yet Safe 4th of July!!! Independence Day quiz (found on about.com puzzles) 1) Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence? a) Benjamin Franklin b) George Washington c) Thomas Jefferson d) John Adams 2) After losing New York City to the British, which river did George Washington and his men cross on Christmas Day in 1776 in a prelude to a surprise attack on the Hessian garrison? a) Hudson River b) Potomac River c) Connecticut River d) Delaware River 3) The "midnight ride" of which American patriot was later immortalized by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. a) John Hancock b) Samuel Adams c) Joseph Warren d) Paul Revere 4) Which of the following was not one of the thirteen original colonies? a) Georgia b) Virginia c) Vermont d) Massachusetts Find more fun and interesting facts on about.com (answer Key...1=C, 2=D, 3=D, 4=C )
City Washington, D.C., formally the District Of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, the Residence Act approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the preexisting settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria; however, Congress returned the Virginia portion in 1846. Named in honor of George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. Congress created a single municipal government for the whole District Of Columbia after the American Civil War. Washington, D.C., had an estimated population of 632,323 in 2012, the 24th most populous place in the Un ...
Good morning from the swamp, Got Sweetie Pie off to work, had my shower, Mrs. Fannie & Sugar are sleeping, so I'll put some thoughts out there. We'll see what comes up. You ready, get set, go. As I was fixing S.P.'s breakfast & lunch, one of our cats sat outside the window, she was watching my every move. I told her she had better go look for a rat, bug, lizard or whatever she could find because it was raining. I couldn't possibly get wet for fear of melting. She seemed to understand, she jumped down & went around the house. A tour guide was showing a tourist around Washington, DC. The guide pointed out the place where George Washington supposedly threw a dollar across the Potomac River. "That's impossible," said the tourist. "No one could throw a coin that far!" "You have to remember," answered the guide. "A dollar went a lot farther in those days." Let's look at the T.P. magazine.God the Architect. Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.Psalm 127:1a Frank Lloyd Wright ...
Good morning Safety Patrol parents, families, and friends. Today is "moving" day! We're touring Mount Vernon, George Washington's estate on the scenic Potomac River, this morning. Then, it's off to the mountains for Luray Caverns. We will end the day in Richmond, VA that begins our trek home. Have a great day Citrus County!
Well, Maryland didn't go the way expected at all. I knew being cautiously optimistic was the way to go, but I so wanted to be proved wrong. We met with Dr. Tseng and she told us that Jim's tumors are growing. While they are growing, the growth was not an extreme amount. Also, with what shrinking of tumors that there was last month, Jim tumors overall, were much better than where he was in March of this year. A positive! So, we are done with Maryland, but not without one last trip to a historical site, this time to Mount Vernon. Very beautiful and George Washington's view of the Potomac River is phenomenal. So, now we head back to Iowa City on Thursday to see what Dr. Mo has in store for us. As always, positive thoughts and prayers are always accepted and needed.
So you heard real estate won't enhance your portfolio ? Consider this . George Washington was not only our First President, but also one of the wealthiest. Why ? His real estate holdings. Principally Mount Vernon, his plantation on the banks of the Potomac River. George purchased 5 separate farms to create the 8,000 acres of prime farmland that he farmed to proceduce an annual income. In 2010 dollars, Washinggton's net worth is estimated to be $525 million. I have visited and walked the grounds at Mount Vernon twice. The view can be beat! Have you ever visited or are you planning a trip to the home of our First President?
George Washington's birthplace is a National Park Service site along the Potomac River in Virginia.
February 22, 2013 [Matt 5:37] Simply let your `Yes' be `Yes,' and your `No,' `No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. Today is George Washington’s Birthday. In each of my first three years in school, we had a special commemoration of our First President’s birthday on February 22nd. February 22nd continued to be the federal holiday until 1968. In school we heard mythological stories about Washington that had been fostered because of his high character. He lived by the Bible, advocating moral goodness and demonstrating superior integrity. Maybe he threw a coin across the Potomac River. Maybe, he chopped down a Cherry Tree, and fessed up to it. I don’t know. But through these and other stories I was taught to attempt great feats and be truthful even if my truthfulness would cause me pain. And so I am afraid that I wouldn't fit in politics very well these days. Neither would George Washington. Living by a higher moral standard is something to think about. Lord, help me to live by your s ...
TGIF and Happy Birthday, George Washington. What's a good present to get the father of our country, a wooden denture cup for your wooden teeth? An all expense paid cruise on the Potomac River? Or how about nice crisp stack of one dollar bills, you could pass them out as wallet photos. :)
Hope you are all enjoying Presidents Day today and taking some time to get away from work and share the day with family and friends. Here are some fun facts about the men we are honoring today: At his inauguration, George Washington only had one tooth. Contrary to popular belief, he never wore false wooden teeth. However, at various times he did wear dentures made of human teeth, animal teeth, ivory and lead. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were the only two presidents to sign the Declaration of Independence. They also both died on the same day—July 4, 1826—the 50th anniversary of the signing. James Madison was the First President to wear trousers, as opposed to knee length "breeches." At 5 feet 4 inches, he was also the shortest president. Weather permitting, John Quincy Adams swam nude in the Potomac River every day. Before he was president, Andrew Jackson was wounded in a duel at the age of 39. The bullet remained lodged in his heart until the day he died. Zachary Taylor let his old Army horse, Wh ...
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First in War, First in Peace, First to Wet a Line - [...] Apparently Washington was quite the angler, whether standing on the banks of the Potomac River at his Mount Vernon, Va., home or traveling around the new nation. “In his diary George Washington shares stories of several great catches that include a dolphin and shark in Barbados, a legendary catfish in the Ohio Country, and trout and perch during the recess of the Constitutional Convention in the summer of 1787,” s...
Today's Question: What was the Mayflower's cargo before it was chartered to carry the pilgrims to America in 1620? Previous Question: Legend says that George Washington threw what object over the Potomac River? Previous Answer: A Silver Dollar. The origin of this story perhaps comes from the memoirs of his step-grandson Parke Custis who wrote that Washington once threw a piece of slate "about the size and shape of a dollar" across the Rappahanock River. The Potomac is over a mile wide at Mount Vernon, so this is most likely a legend, but a cherished one for Americans.
Happy President's Day, Faces. Fun facts time on some of the presidents. 1. Abraham Lincoln was the only president to also be a licensed bartender. For my drinking buddies on FB, this would be a reassurance. He also owned a bar in Springfield, Illinois. 2. John Adams (no relation to the beer brand) and Thomas Jefferson were bitter rivals and both had a strong dislike for one another. So much so, that they both became president. After they finished their stincts as President, they became the best for friends. Sounds familiar? Yeah, George HW Bush and Bill Clinton fall under same category. Bitter rivals and now they have organized relief groups for tsunami victims, etc. 3. George Washington was undoubtedly the father of our country. However, he never lived in the White House, as the White House was never built. John Adams was the First President to live in the White House. Naturally, the British burn down the first White House during the war of 1812. First Lady Dolly Madison was so insistent t ...
Interesting fact and history lesson for the day related to labor: On this day in 1834, Andrew Jackson becomes the First President to use federal troops to quell labor unrest. Workers building the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal were rebelling because of persistent poor working conditions and low pay. The canal project, initially designed by George Washington, was intended to ease transportation of goods from the Chesapeake Bay to the Ohio River Valley. Barges navigating the Potomac River, the main conduit between the Chesapeake and inland waterways, were forced to contend with challenging rapids and tributaries, which hindered American commerce. As early as 1772, George Washington received a charter from the colony of Virginia to survey alternate routes from the Potomac—he envisioned a canal that would bypass the river's rapids and falls. Washington's plan included building locks that raised barges at increases in elevation. Interrupted by the American Revolution, Washington returned to the project after the ...
Peace World, Just getting back from D.C.from seeing my President get his second term I visited all the monuments it was wonderful,B.U.T, the highlight of the event was visiting Dr.Martin Luther King Monument.Knowing that he is the only person on the National Mall that was not a president , That this was the first Inganuration that his monument was fully done, and that the first official Black President second term ignauration fail on his holiday made it all the more historical. Looking over the National Mall I can't help but think about all the slaves that was sold in this very spot becuz the National Mall was also a monument to the slave trade to. Do to its position on the Potomac River gave it passages where slave ships could dock and shop. As I glance at the Capital Building I began to think about Philip Reid the slave that plaster model and bronze the Dome Statue of Freedom that crowns the Capital,Then I thought about George Washington's run away slaves,Hercules his chef and Oney Judge his wife's ...
The Inaugural Ball was great but I can not stop thinking about how when I saw the Potomac River for the first time how tears fell from my eyes. Not to mention how choked up I was as I saw the White House and all the great things here. So much history and I could picture John Q. Adams pondering over his presidency as he stared over the river. OR George Washington meeting a General of the "Patriots" American Army right there. OR Abe Lincoln speaking with Union soldiers during the Civil War at that very river! Ya'll know I have a big imagination so bare with a girl as I continue to dream!! I LOVE THIS CITY!
George Washington spent much of his boyhood at Ferry Farm in Stafford County near Fredericksburg. Lawrence Washington inherited another family property from his father, a plantation on the Potomac River which he later named Mount Vernon. George inherited Ferry Farm upon his father's death and eventually acquired Mount Vernon after Lawrence's death. [15] The death of his father prevented Washington from crossing the Atlantic to receive the rest of his education at England's Appleby School, as his older brothers had done. He received the equivalent of an elementary school education from a variety of tutors, [16] and also a school run by an Anglican clergyman in or near Fredericksburg. [17] Talk of securing an appointment in the Royal Navy for him when he was 15 was dropped when his mother learned how hard that would be on him. [18] Thanks to Lawrence's connection to the powerful Fairfax family, at age 17 in 1749, Washington was appointed official surveyor for Culpeper County, a well-paid position which enab ...
Westmoreland State Park lies within Westmoreland County, from which it takes its name. The park extends about one and a half miles along the Potomac River, and its 1,311 acres neighbor the former homes of both George Washington and Robert E. Lee. The park's Horsehead Cliffs provide visitors with a s...
George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799), the country's First President, is often said to be the father of his country. Apocryphal stories about Washington's childhood include a claim that he skipped a Silver Dollar across the Potomac River at Mount Vernon. Another tale claims that as a young child, Washington chopped down his father's Cherry Tree. His angry father confronted the young Washington, who proclaimed "I can not tell a lie" and admitted to the transgression, thus illuminating his honesty. Parson Mason Locke Weems mentions the first citation of this legend in his 1850 book, The Life of George Washington: With Curious Anecdotes, Equally Honorable to Himself and Exemplary to His Young Countrymen. This anecdote cannot be independently verified. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) is also known to have spread the story while lecturing, personalizing it by adding "I have a higher and greater standard of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie but I won't."
Morgans : David Morgan; Compiled by Mrs. Mildred Barber Harnan. In 1748, when Colonel George Washington was appointed one of the commissioners on the part of the Colony of Virginia to locate and establish the northern boundary of the Lord Fairfax estate, which was the boundary between Maryland and Virginia, he had as his assistant David Morgan. The historic monument erected at the head waters of the North Branch of the Potomac River, known as "Fairfax Stone", was the consummation of their labor. David Morgan aided George Washington, under a commission from the Governor of Virginia, in surveying the Mason-Dixon line. He was with Col. Washington on other trips; on one of which they discovered the Monongahela River, a region afterward taken up and settled by the Morgans. Later he assisted Col. Washington in taking up those fine tracts of land on the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers, known to this day as Washington Bottoms. So well pleased with the country west of the Allegnanies, and seeing a great future for it, ...
Ronald Reagan - January 20, 1981 Directly in front of me, the monument to a monumental man: George Washington, Father of Our Country. A man of humility who came to greatness reluctantly. He led America out of revolutionary victory into infant nationhood. Off to one side, the stately memorial to Thomas Jefferson. The Declaration of Independence flames with his eloquence. And then beyond the Reflecting Pool the dignified columns of the Lincoln Memorial. Whoever would understand in his heart the meaning of America will find it in the life of Abraham Lincoln. Beyond those monuments to heroism is the Potomac River, and on the far shore the sloping hills of Arlington National Cemetery with its row on row of simple white markers bearing crosses or stars of David. They add up to only a tiny fraction of the price that has been paid for our freedom. Each one of those markers is a monument to the kind of hero I spoke of earlier. Their lives ended in places called Belleau Wood, the Argonne, Omaha Beach, Salerno and h ...
MY OTHER RESEARCH : ON GEROGE WASHINTON George Washington was born on February 22 (February 11, according to the Old Style calendar), 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Washington was an American general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies in the American Revolution (1775–83) and, subsequently, the First President of the United States (1789–97). He died on December 14, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia. George Washington could trace his family's presence in North America to his great-grandfather, John Washington, who migrated from England to Virginia. The family held some distinction in England and was granted land by Henry VIII. Much of the family’s wealth was lost during the Puritan revolution and in 1657 George’s grandfather, Lawrence Washington, migrated to Virginia. Little information is available about the family in North America until George’s father, Augustine, who was born in 1694. Augustine Washington was an ambitious man who acquired land and slaves, built mills, and grew ...
Mount Vernon is the 18th century Georgian-style mansion located on the Potomac River in Virginia just sixteen miles from Washington, DC. The mansion that George Washington called home is situated on a 50 acre plantation which is now a living heritage museum and a national historic landmark. George...
Today in 1939, work was underway to build Washington National Airport (DCA) in the area known as Gravelly Point, across the Potomac River from downtown Washington, DC. This aerial photo shows dredge and fill activities with annotations indicating the future boundaries of the airport, the runways, and the proposed relocated path of the George Washington Parkway. The Washington Monument and the National Mall area of Washington, DC, are visible at top center. The airport was renamed Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in 1998, on the former President's 87th birthday.
There's a famous picture of George Washington sailing down the Potomac River with his troops, before it was air brushed out he had an ice cold Pabst in his hands. Long story short Pabst Blue Ribbon won the American Revolution.
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Please join us Sunday, September 30th at George Washington's beautiful estate on the Potomac River, Mount Vernon, where we will be signing copies of Colonel Washinton and Me from 11am-2pm!
. Mount Vernon Estate 1674 (land granted to John Washington, great-grandfather of George) Mount Vernon, Virginia. The 500-acre estate of George Washington and his family includes a 14-room mansion that is beautifully restored and furnished with original objects dating back to the 1740's. Visitors can tour the outbuildings, including the kitchen, slave quarters, smokehouse, coach house and stables. The historic site is located along the shores of the Potomac River and is the most scenic tourist attraction in the Washington, DC area. More Info
Why do we have a president, anyway? ***By Kenneth C. Davis, Published: September 7 Vigor! Setting out to sell the unratified Constitution to a wary nation nearly 225 years ago, Alexander Hamilton argued that the executive of this newly designed government must possess that trait above all else. Chances are, Hamilton’s vision of a “vigorous executive” did not include Theodore Roosevelt skinny-dipping in the Potomac River, Ronald Reagan chain-sawing brush on his ranch or George W. Bush careening down mountain-bike paths. He certainly didn’t imagine Barack Obama playing hoops. But in this election year, as the nation nears the 225th anniversary of Constitution Day — which marks the document’s adoption on Sept. 17, 1787 — it is worth remembering that the very idea of a president was once as novel as the republic itself. Today, we take the presidency for granted. From Rose Garden photo-ops and the commander in chief bounding down the steps of Air Force One, to the annual Kabuki performance called ...
I read George Washington's biography a fews years ago and it shed light on several things these mfka's wasn't trying to teach in the history classes! lol :) George Washington was scandalous! He started America off with 20 million dollars worth of debt because he was a speculator along with a group that bought up the land that is Washington D.C. today. At that time the District Of Columbia was mostly swamp land.Because they wanted him as President so badly he coerced the new officials to make the Capitol in that swamp land so that they as speculators could make a killing on it once developed. It cost the new America 20 million dollars of U.S. debtto clear and develop that swamp land. The profits derived from Slave labor paid that debt back! The Capitol could have been in New York, Philadelphia, or Boston all standing and developed cities that would have cost very little more than George Washington's relocating expenses! When the British burned the Capitol it was because the Potomac River was deep enough to ...
James Ramsey invented a steam-driven motorboat in 1784. He ran it on the Potomac River in an event witnessed by George Washington.
Toured the home of George Washington, Mount Vernon, on the Potomac River, today. Be prepared to do a lot of walking, drink lots of water and spend at least four to five hours there. It was a very interesting tour.
Today, I saw George Washington's estate, the First Ladies' Innagural gowns, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and took a cruise down the Potomac River getting to see some of the monuments at night. Tomorrow, we tour the White House. Great vacation so far of this amazing city.
American History Parade 1769 Junipero Serra founds the first Catholic mission in California at San Diego. 1790 George Washington signs an act stipulating that the president select a site on the Potomac River for the nation’s permanent capital. 1862 David Farragut becomes the first rear admiral in the United States Navy. 1945 The United States explodes its first experimental atomic bomb at Alamogordo Air Base, New Mexico. 1969 Apollo 11 lifts off from Cape Canaveral on the first manned mission to the moon.
It was on this day in history(1790),that the young American Congress declared that a swampy, humid, muddy and mosquito-infested site on the Potomac River between Maryland and Virginia will be the nation's permanent capital. "Washington," was named after the leader of the American Revolution and the country's First President George Washington.
Went to see Abe Lincoln- Vampire hunter...not bad...little known fact: George Washington killed Werewolves along the Potomac River...look it up!
I erred in myu post of yesterday decrying Obozo's clearly UNCONSTITUTIONAL act in bypassing Congress and granting kiddie amnesty to close to a million illegals. While I am sympathetic to the situation in which these kids now find themselves and I might agree with allowing them to remain here, THAT IS A MATTER FOR THE LEGISLATURE, NOT THE BUDDING DESPOT INFESTING THE White House. But that isn't the error to which I refer: I stated that ALL my ancestors came through Ellis Island. That was incorrect. My 6th great grandfather, John Carpenter in my paternal grandmother Robinson’s family, arrived here from England in the mid-1700s (long before Ellis Island was established) and settled near the Potomac River in northern Virginia. A neighbor and close associate of one George Washington, John accompanied Washington on his survey of the then Western Territories and served General Washington as an aide and a revolutionary brother in arms during that "unpleasantness" with the King starting in 1775. Just wanted ...
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