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  • President George Washington, Patriot to the End

    12/14/2016 6:12:54 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 17 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 14, 2016 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of the death of General Washington... On December 12, 1799, General George Washington, at 67 years of age, was still a busy and healthy man. Despite the snow and ice that day, he rode around his holdings at Mount Vernon, as was customary, checking on the ongoing projects, such as improvements to the main building and consideration of improvements to outbuildings, along with everything else that a busy plantation must do in the winter. Even when the land shuts down for the season, there’s still work to do, when you make your own clothes for your...
  • Sorority revokes membership of ‘conservative’ who protested Planned Parenthood

    12/22/2015 10:29:21 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | December 22, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    College is the place to learn, grow and become an independent thinker – unless you are a member of the sorority Delta Phi Delta at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. In that case, college is the place to learn to parrot your sorority sisters and have a trial without a jury to remove you from the “family line” because you are pro-life. This was the experience of MacKenzie Dreeszen. Caffeinated Thoughts reports that Dreeszen’s conflict with her college sorority began when she joined a Planned Parenthood protest on August 22. The story reports that what ensued was a kangaroo...
  • History revealed: What people of Baltimore left in time capsules

    06/02/2015 6:08:07 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2015 | Katia Hetter
    Early pictures of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and many artifacts commemorating the centennial of the "Star-Spangled Banner," Baltimore's Washington Monument and other key aspects of American history were revealed Tuesday. The 1915 Centennial Time Capsule was one of two time capsules discovered during the renovation of Baltimore's Washington Monument, the first to honor George Washington. The monument has been going through a $5.5 million restoration by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy since January 2014. The 1915 time capsule was opened Tuesday at the Walters Art Museum, while the contents of a time capsule from the 1815 cornerstone, some of...
  • Celebrate George Washington's 280th Birthday at His Home, Mount Vernon!

    02/14/2012 7:13:34 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 28 replies
    MOUNT VERNON, Va., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, celebrates our first president's birthday with three days of special events including an outdoor cooking demonstration by celebrated chefs, a new food exhibition with more than 125 objects from the Washingtons' kitchen, a surprise birthday celebration for "George Washington", book signing with PBS's A Taste of History host Chef Walter Staib, and much more! Saturday and Sunday events are included in Estate admission, and admission to all events on Monday, February 20, events are FREE in honor of George Washington's birthday! Saturday, February 18All events...
  • Washington’s Boyhood Home Is Found

    07/03/2008 5:09:59 AM PDT · by Soliton · 36 replies · 92+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 3, 2008 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    Researchers announced Wednesday that remains excavated in the last three years were those of the long-sought dwelling, on the old family farm in Virginia 50 miles south of Washington. The house stood on a terrace overlooking the Rappahannock River, where legend has it the boy threw a stone or a coin across to Fredericksburg.
  • Archaeologists Find George Washington's Boyhood Home

    07/02/2008 1:25:55 PM PDT · by Scythian · 32 replies · 61+ views
    The cellars held a large number of artifacts including pieces of the house's ceilings and painted walls, fragments of 18th century pottery and other ceramics, glass shards, wig curlers and toothbrush handles made of bone. Muraca said they also recovered larger objects such as pieces of a tea set that probably belonged to George's mother, Mary Ball Washington; wine bottles, knives, forks and 10 pieces of a group of small figurines that might have stood on a mantle. They also discovered a well-used pipe bowl, blackened from smoking, that was marked with a Masonic crest. Washington joined the Fredericksburg Lodge...
  • Delegates Begin Planning for Changes to U.S. Constitution [Mt. Vernon Assembly : See Article V]

    06/12/2014 5:08:42 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 92 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | June 12th, 2014 | Dan Carden
    INDIANAPOLIS | Representatives and senators from 29 states met Thursday in the Indiana Statehouse to begin planning for the first state-led revisions to the U.S. Constitution since the nation's fundamental governing document was enacted in 1789. The significance of the work undertaken by The Mount Vernon Assembly to prepare for a future Convention of the States was not lost on the 94 official and participating delegates, mostly Republicans, who filled the House chamber. "Nothing like this has occurred in over two centuries, though certainly the founders of this nation assumed it would have happened long ago," said Indiana Senate President...
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly – Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown skip.brown@iga.in.gov 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) – More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • Sen. Greg Ball says he wants more accountability from Mt. Vernon...

    03/11/2014 9:30:35 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    ... in wake of Mahopac basketball incident A state senator says he wants more accountability from Mount Vernon after a fight erupted at a high school basketball game between Mount Vernon and Mahopac. Eight students from Mahopac High School have been suspended for allegedly tweeting racist slurs about Mount Vernon after the fight. State Sen. Greg Ball (R-40th District) says Mount Vernon needs to show more accountability as their fans were "toxic and destructive" during the game. "They need to hold these bad actors who are not representative of the larger group accountable, just like Mahopac has," says Ball. Mount...
  • State Lawmakers Assemble at Mount Vernon to Discuss a Constitutional Convention

    12/09/2013 12:42:15 PM PST · by Baynative · 40 replies
    TPNN ^ | 12/9/13 | Greg Campbell
    At a time when the federal government appears truly broken, state lawmakers have assembled to reclaim the power vested in the states by calling for a convention of the states as a means of creating constitutional amendments. On Saturday, close to 100 legislators from 32 states attended a meeting in Mount Vernon, Virginia, where they discussed adding amendments to the U.S. Constitution. They would do so under the authority of Article V of the Constitution.
  • GAINING STEAM? NEARLY 100 LAWMAKERS DESCEND ON MOUNT VERNON TO TALK CONVENTION OF STATES

    12/09/2013 2:17:19 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 9, 2013 | Becket Adams
    Close to 100 legislators from 32 states met in Mount Vernon, Va., Saturday to discuss the possibility of adding amendments to the U.S. Constitution through a convention of the states. Such a convention, as outlined in article five of the Constitution, would allow state legislatures to vote on amendments to add. Two-thirds of the state legislatures, or 34, must approve an application for a convention to occur, according to the Constitution’s article five. State legislatures would then send delegates to the convention, each state getting one vote on proposed amendments. For an amendment to pass and become a part of...
  • Reflections on the Mt. Vernon Assembly

    12/09/2013 1:01:55 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 25 replies
    Convention of States Project ^ | December 09, 2013 | Michael Farris
    Yesterday, approximately 100 state legislators from over 30 states met at George Washington's home in Mount Vernon, VA. The meeting's purpose was to begin drafting the procedural rules for a Convention of States. I was not present at the gathering (only state legislators were allowed to attend), but earlier in the week I had a face to face conversation with the leadership of the Mount Vernon Assembly. We are beginning to reach critical mass in our efforts to use Article V of the Constitution to rein in the power of the federal government. The Mount Vernon Assembly is one of...
  • PRUDEN: The cheap tricks of the game(Park Rangers ADMISSION about harassment)

    10/04/2013 9:36:37 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 31 replies
    washington times ^ | 10/3 | pruden
    The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots...
  • Barricades At Mount Vernon REMOVED

    10/03/2013 1:46:16 PM PDT · by Ladysforest · 49 replies
    Mount Vernon press response | 10/3/2013 | ladysforest
    Mount Vernon is open. Our parking lots are now open. The barricade was placed in front of Mount Vernon’s parking lots for a short period (less than 3 hours). Once the National Park Service realized that we own the parking lots, the barricades were removed immediately. Anything you can do to help get the word out that Mount Vernon and its parking lots are open would be much appreciated!
  • George Washington Finally Gets His Presidential Library

    09/27/2013 8:55:36 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 27, 2013 | David A. Patten
    Since Franklin Roosevelt, every modern U.S. president has opened his own presidential library. On Friday, President George Washington, the nation’s first, finally will get his turn, as a state-of-the-art presidential library is christened in his honor. Washington’s beloved Mount Vernon steps into a bold new era with the formal opening of The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Some 800 dignitaries, officials, and VIPs will be on hand to witness the unveiling of a library purpose-built to preserve the original books and papers from Gen. Washington’s personal collection. Noted historian and best-selling author David McCullough...
  • I-5 bridge collapses over Skagit River, sending vehicles, people into water

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A portion of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River, about 60 miles north of Seattle, collapsed Thursday, sending three vehicles and people plunging into the cold water at least 50 feet below. Amazingly, there were no fatalities, Skagit County authorities said. Three people were pulled from the river and taken to Skagit Valley Hospital and United General Hospital; two were reported to be in stable condition, the other had minor injuries and was being released Thursday night. The survivor who was released was identified as Dan Sligh, 47. His wife, Sally Sligh, 56, remained...
  • George Washington’s Rye Whiskey Going on Sale (@ Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia)

    03/26/2013 6:38:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 26, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    George Washington’s rye whiskey going on sale Rye whiskey using George Washington’s own recipe will soon go on sale at the first president’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia. The presidential home reconstructed Washington’s distillery and will make more than 1,100 bottles of unaged whiskey available beginning April 4. The bottles sell for $95 each. Mount Vernon says the rye is the most authentic version of Washington’s whiskey available. Washington was a detailed record keeper, and distillers used the same grain recipe and fermentation process as it was done 250 years ago. No word on whether it’ll be available online or...
  • Book containing George Washington's copy of Constitution fetches nearly $10M

    06/23/2012 7:34:03 AM PDT · by ETL · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 22, 2012 | Maegan Vazquez
    A book owned by George Washington and containing his own annotated copy of the Constitution sold for almost $10 million at Christie's, more than three times what it was expected to draw. A fierce bidding war between two unidentified parties forced the price up, and applause erupted in the venerable auction house when the hammer came down and the 223-year-old book sold for $9,826,500 to the Mount Vernon Ladies Association.The Acts of Congress volume includes a copy of the Constitution, a draft of the Bill of Rights, and acts creating the executive, State and Treasury department. The book was printed...
  • British used bioweapon in US war of independence

    08/19/2011 12:05:56 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 22 replies
    New Scientist Blog ^ | 19 August 2011 | Debora MacKenzie
    (Image: Everett Collection/Rex Features) A document has just gone on display at Mount Vernon, Virginia - the museum in the former home of George Washington, first US President. It is an order dated 1777 and signed by Washington himself to send troops that had not been vaccinated for smallpox - or survived it - to Philadelphia to be vaccinated. These troops were then to join up with the main army, where the disease was raging. It sounds like amazing foresight for its day. "Washington's careful handling of the smallpox epidemic at the beginning of the war was a significant...
  • One Man's Trash: George Washington's Priceless Refuse

    07/09/2011 10:27:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Vol. 3 June 2011 (July 7, 2011) | Dan McLerran
    For George Washington, the first U.S. President and Revolutionary War hero, a broken chinese porcelain plate or teacup from his dining table or kitchen would go immediately and directly into his trash pit on the grounds just outside his mansion home, buried and forever forgotten. But as the saying goes, "one man's trash is another man's treasure", and well over 200 years later archaeologists would call them priceless artifacts for understanding and reconstructing history. Such was the case when an archaeological team discovered and excavated a trash pit, or "midden", just outside and south of George Washington's imposing Mount Vernon...