Tag Archives: Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson, Jefferson, Jefferson

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Whosoever shall be guilty of rape, polygamy, or sodomy with man or woman shall be punished, if a man, by castration, if a woman, by cutting through the cartilage of her nose a hole of one half diameter at the … 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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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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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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Wine Among the Ruins

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Can you guess who designed the house in the picture above?  Yes, I know it’s just ruins.  But you can tell that it has an octagonal room, and Palladian features.  Other hints: (1) it’s 15 miles north of Charlottesville, Virginia; and … Continue reading

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