George Washington, Landlord in Chief

George Washington, Landlord in Chief

We’ve all heard of George Washington’s story: Virginia plantation owner, British officer in the French and Indian War, commander of American forces in the Revolution, and the first President of the United States. Did you know that he was a major western landowner? Today we tell the story of George Washington and some squatters on his Appalachian land.

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(Painting of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart –, Public Domain,

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