Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | June 20, 2012

Question of the Week #24: Government

Question of the Week #24:

What is your favorite fun factoid about one of the Founding Fathers?

My two cents (but please share yours):

My favorite fun factoid is that George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, is open 365 days a year–perfect for holiday guests. Here’s a cool website that shares more.


  1. Mount Vernon is lovely. I went to college in DC and was an anthropology student. Our professor knew the head archaeologist at Mt. Vernon so he took us on a behind the scenes tour, We got to see many sites that were closed off to tourists including a building where that had an active archaeological study happening. Long tables covered in partitioned cubby type boxes were filled with shard of broken dishes, stemware and porcelain. It was sooo cool.:)

    • Wow! That’s a wonderful experience, Casey. Also, do you have a favorite Founding Fathers fun factoid? Cheers, Ashley

      • Well, back to my buddy Alexander Hamilton. He grew up in the West Indies and was born out of wedlock. As you can imagine, back in the 1700s, this caused him a lot of misery growing up. Eventually he found his way to American and served as an aide-de-camp to General George Washington during the American Revolution.

      • Hi Casey, Interesting that Alexander Hamilton grew up in the West Indies. Wonder how this influenced him. Cheers, Ashley

  2. fascinating comments ladies. as a canadian, i’m content to read and follow

    • Hi Louise, Your comments about Canada are always very interesting. Please share whenever you like to. Cheers, Ashley

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