No Sign of a Cherry Tree
Posted by Diane
Archaeologists believe they've discovered George Washington’s boyhood home on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Virginia.
For three years, they’ve been excavating foundations, stone-lined cellars and other remains of what’s likely an eight-room, one-and-a-half story residence.
Those characteristics, as well as artifacts—wine bottles, figurines, wig curlers, a clay pipe with a Masonic crest (the first president was a Mason), and more—led to the conclusion the house is indeed that of Washington’s family.
One thing missing: Any hint of the cherry tree young George supposedly confessed to whacking down. Read the full story in the New York Times
Thursday, July 03, 2008 5:29:48 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)