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See Where George Washington Called Home

Just 16 miles outside the city, Mount Vernon is the place where George Washington lived for more than four decades. Today, visitors can roam the mansion, see Washington’s Tomb and walk the grounds of his expansive plantation. 98 more words

Was the "Father of Yorktown" the Great-great-great-grandfather of "The Father of our Country"?

Nicolas Martiau, the first know American ancestor of George Washington, was born in France 1591, came to Virginia in 1620 and died in 1657 at Yorktown. 77 more words

April 20th - Siege of Boston 1775

The siege was part of the American war of Independance. The American soldiers were led by General Artemas Ward and lay siege on the 20th. They blocked off the land route to Charlestown in particular and also the Boston Neck which was the only land access into Boston. 92 more words

History

A Promotion 178 Years in the Making

George Washington is the highest ranking officer to have served in the United States military, but it took 178 years since his last promotion and 177 years after his death before that accomplishment was realized. 126 more words

Accomplishments

2015 UGA Charter Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and former University of Georgia School of Law faculty member, Edward J. Larson is delivering the 2015 UGA Charter Lecture on Thursday, April 23 at 11:00am in the University Chapel. 40 more words

New Books

Is Mt. Rusmore Good or Bad

Taking Indian land for gold speculation= bad

Making said land a national park = bad

Having a White Supremacist carve that land with public money = bad… 40 more words