WASHINGTON - Archaeologists were delighted to at last find the remains of George Washington's boyhood home, but got stumped when they looked for evidence of the cherry tree and rusty hatchet..
"This was the setting for many important events in Washington's life," David Muraca, director of archaeology for The George Washington Foundation, announced Wednesday.
Most biographies offer little detail of the first president's youth, so the discovery may provide insight into Washington's childhood, he said. The site is located at Ferry Farm, just across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg, Va., about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Washington
Thursday, July 3, 2008
George Washington's childhood home found
From MSNBC comes a story that could possibly lead to a change in how future generations of children are taught about our first president: