No Sign of a Cherry Tree

No Sign of a Cherry Tree

Archaeologists believe they've discovered George Washington’s boyhood home on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Virginia.For three years, they’ve been excavating foundations, stone-lined cellars and other remains of what’s likely an eight-room, one-and-a-half story residence. Those characteristics, as well as artifacts—wine bottles, figurines, wig curlers, a clay pipe...

Archaeologists believe they’ve discovered George Washington’s boyhood home on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Virginia.

For three years, they’ve been excavating foundations, stone-lined cellars and other remains of what’s likely an eight-room, one-and-a-half story residence.

Those characteristics, as well as artifacts—wine bottles, figurines, wig curlers, a clay pipe with a Masonic crest (the first president was a Mason), and more—led to the conclusion the house is indeed that of Washington’s family.

One thing missing: Any hint of the cherry tree young George supposedly confessed to whacking down.

Read the full story in the New York Times.

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