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Washington snipped here? College says it found prez's hair
| Feb. 18, 2018
| Mary Esch
Posted on 02/18/2018 11:32:07 AM PST by bgill
Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair." A librarian who had been cataloging old books gingerly opened the yellowed envelope to find a lock of silvery hair tied with a thread. "It was one of those mind-blowing moments that happen every once in a while in a librarian's life," said John Myers, a catalog and metadata librarian at the college. "I thought, that doesn't mean George Washington, does it?" It apparently does.
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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: georgewashington; godsgravesglyphs; hair; helixmakemineadouble; newyork; thegeneral; therevolution; unioncollege
Too bad they won't/can't do a DNA test on it.
posted on 02/18/2018 11:32:07 AM PST
Maybe we can clone multiple George Washingtons and distribute them among our Federal Government agencies.
posted on 02/18/2018 11:35:49 AM PST
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When I was a young person I threw out a bunch of old stuff my mother had hung on to. One thing was a ropey chain made out of some strange material that had gold clasps on each enda watch fob. My grandfather owned a pocket watch and apparently this ratty old fob had belonged to him. Only later did I realize it was woven from my grandmother's hair.
Here is a picture of a watch fob (not the one I wrote about):
posted on 02/18/2018 11:44:23 AM PST
by Albion Wilde
(Winning isn't as easy as I make it look. -- Donald J. Trump)
I visited Mount Vernon once, and they actually did have a lock of Washington’s hair on display.
posted on 02/18/2018 12:03:26 PM PST
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