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Is it safe to come out?

It’s time to leave the bunkers. The crisis hasn’t passed. People are still getting sick. But, the economy is in shambles and people can’t take the isolation anymore. So ready or not, here we come. At least, some of us. … Continue reading

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Mount Vernon back to original color

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Mount Vernon restoration

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Wordless Wednesday: Mount Vernon

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Restoration on Mount Vernon mansion

Keeping a 250-year-old mansion in pristine shape isn’t easy. Now Mount Vernon is taking things down to scratch. George Washington was a sharp guy in more than beating the British. He wanted the mansion to have a stone look like … Continue reading

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George Washington’s whiskey is a little rye, uh dry

(Reprinting one of our favorites) After beating the British and serving two terms as our president that included putting down the Whiskey Rebellion, George Washington retired to his home Mount Vernon — to make whiskey. In fact, Washington was the … Continue reading

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George Washington and Purple Heart

There’s a marker just a few yards left to the entrance into Mount Vernon that is often overlooked but a pretty cool remembrance of history. George Washington wasn’t allowed by the Continental Congress to promote Revolutionary War soldiers based on … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Life at Mount Vernon

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Wordless Wednesday: Mount Vernon

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George & Martha Washington with grandkids at Mount Vernon

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Wordless Wednesday: Bull at Mount Vernon

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Wordless Wednesday: Roof work at Mount Vernon

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The far side of Mount Vernon

I’ve been to Mount Vernon countless times over a half century since growing up across the Potomac River from the mansion. But I’ve only been down to the boat ramp and far crops twice. Yeah, that’s nuts. Nearly all of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Mount Vernon

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Wordless Wednesday: Mount Vernon

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Wordless Wednesday: Mount Vernon

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Wordless Wednesday: George Washington’s first vault

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Wordless Wednesday: Mount Vernon

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Changing of the guard at George Washington’s tomb

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Mount Vernon tree cut

The spreading pecan tree is no more. A massive tree next to the Mount Vernon mansion was recently cut down. Not because it was diseased, but because the tree threatened to destroy nearby George Washington’s bedroom and office. The risk … Continue reading

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