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Where the cherry tree grew : the story of Ferry Farm, George Washington's boyhood home

Author: Philip Levy
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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Traces three centuries of history surrounding the first President's childhood home, documenting archaeological discoveries of artifacts and Washington's personal home while citing the region's historical roles as a Civil War battleground and center of debate between land developers and preservationists.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Levy
ISBN: 9780312641863 0312641869 1250023149 9781250023148
OCLC Number: 795010246
Description: 260 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: "Welcome to Ferry Farm" --
"From Unburned Woods to 'Clear and Distinct' Views" --
"The Washingtons Make a Home at the Falls" --
"George Washington, Master of Ferry Farm" --
"Washington's Parting Survey and the Parson's Pen" --
"Memory Encamps on a Field of Clover" --
"Mary Washington's Grave and the 'Terrible Advertisement'" --
"The Farmer and The Bicentennial" --
"From Weems to Walmart" --
"The Land Tells its Story" --
"The Truth of the Cherry Tree."
Responsibility: Philip Levy.

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Traces three centuries of history surrounding the first President's childhood home, documenting archaeological discoveries of artifacts and Washington's personal home while citing the region's historical roles as a Civil War battleground and center of debate between land developers and preservationists.

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