Tag Archives: George Washington

The Grimke Sisters. And Zombies.

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The circa 1771 Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon is known for being haunted, but it’s not the dead who are the scariest inhabitants of the building. The Provost Dungeon part of the museum is peopled with the creepiest mannequins around.  … Continue reading

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Intro to Charleston

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“Do the Manigault House, across the street from our hotel,” I told my Charleston trip companion, Kathie. “And go to the Charleston Visitor Center, also across the street from the hotel, and get us a bus schedule.” The Joseph Manigault … Continue reading

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Aladdin the Christmas Camel and Feathered Friends

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I went to George Washington’s Mount Vernon yesterday and eventually I’ll get around to a post about the house and grounds.  But I’d like to spend this last evening of 2012 on Aladdin, the Christmas Camel. In December of 1787, George … Continue reading

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Historic Dirt

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“We Virginians are funny about our dirt,” said the receptionist at the Virginia state capitol building in Richmond. She was telling us about the renovation of the capitol, which took place from 2004 to 2007, when they restored the 18th … Continue reading

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