Wednesday, March 22, 2017

George Washington

Living here in the shadow of Washington DC, George figures large in local history and lore.  The hilltop that I live on, was once owned by George. 

He was many things, a legend in his own time.  The George Washington Masonic Memorial is at the end of King Street in Alexandria.  This larger than life statue is in the Memorial.  If not for the trees, I could see the memorial from my living room. 

What historical figure looms large in your neighborhood?   

4 comments:

  1. ARE YOU KIDDING? PHILADELPHIA? the birthplace of the USA? ben franklin, born in boston, but an honorary philadelphian forever!

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  2. Thomas Guy. At Guy's Hospital.
    JP

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  3. A name everyone knows, I'm absolutely sure: Abd al-Rahman III. He built our castle.

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  4. Kate Sessions, the mother of Balboa Park. She opened a plant nursery in my neighborhood in 1910 which is still in business tonthis day. She was responsible for planting Balboa Park for the Panama-California Exposition in 1915 celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal.

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