George Washington's Virginia

George Washington's Virginia

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George Washington was first and foremost a Virginian. Born in the state's Tidewater region, he was reared near Fredericksburg and took up residence at Mount Vernon along the Potomac River. As a young surveyor, he worked in Virginia's backcountry. He began his military career as a Virginia militia officer on the colony's frontier. The majority of his widespread landholdings were in his native state, and his entrepreneurial endeavors ranged from the swamplands of the Southeast to the upper Potomac River Valley. Historian John Maass explores the numerous sites all over the Commonwealth associated with Washington and demonstrates their lasting importance.
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781467119788
Branch Call Number: 975.5 Ma
Description: 219 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm


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This popular history book takes you back in time to see Virginia as Washington would have known it and includes stories from his life that touch on his family life, military service, and political career.

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