Tag Archives: Charlottesville

Clifton Inn

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It must have been hard being Thomas Jefferson’s son-in-law. You might have been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, a U.S. congressman and governor of Virginia but history books will always start your entry with “…married to Thomas … Continue reading

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A Visit with Colonel Monroe

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We should all be familiar (at least the Americans) with Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze’s 1851 painting called Washington Crossing the Delaware.  But do you know the identity of the man standing behind General Washington, holding the flag?  It’s Lieutenant James Monroe, who would … Continue reading

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200 South Street

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“I don’t know if I can sleep in here with him staring at me,” I said, about the portrait above the mantel.  It was the typical 19th century portrait of a stern man in black.  Actually, he didn’t look that stern.  He … Continue reading

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Haters at Monticello

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I’ve never been a Thomas Jefferson fan.  Where others see complexity, I see selfishness.  And the Monticello Behind the Scenes tour just confirmed that opinion. Monticello, just south of Charlottesville, Virginia, was the primary home of Thomas Jefferson.  The land was inherited … Continue reading

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