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Fire Fighting Founding Fathers

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Being a volunteer firefighter was apparently the thing to do in colonial America.  Tradition has it that George Washington was one, along with Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and a host of other Founding Fathers. Local lore in Alexandria, Virginia claims that George … Continue reading

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Colonial Foodies

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  “I feel a presence,” said a woman in our tour group, when the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum docent asked for questions. “Is there a ghost here?” The teen docent rolled her eyes. “There’s a myth,” she replied, emphasis on the … Continue reading

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