The Mystery at Mount Vernon

Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa bike to Mount Vernon, historic home of George Washington and find mystery, history and more ?"ooden?"teeth than you can shake a stick at! 

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! 
George Washington: early years: family, childhood and first job, • Altitude Sickness • Twin Keck Telescopes Facts • USS Arizona Memorial layout and history • Pearl Harbor •, Commander of the Continental Army, President of the United States • History of Mount Vernon and many of its buildings • Surveying • Geography of Mt. Vernon • Running a Plantation: Farming: fruit garden, tobacco, corn, vegetables; Fishing; Hunting; Smokehouse; Sheep shearing; Washhouse; Coach house • Slavery on Mount Vernon ? History of Cherry Trees in Washington, D.C. • Revolutionary War • Valley Forge • Fashion items in 1700's: wigs, knee breeches, silver buckles • Period foods: Valley Forge Soup, hoecakes, peanut soup, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. • Period games • Folktales about George Washington: The Cherry Tree, Dentures • Dental hygiene and dentures in the 1700's • Historical Re-enactors • Construction of Mount Vernon: Materials, techniques • Ha-Ha Wall • National Symbols of America: tree, bird and the American flag • Sundials • Compass • Bastille Day • The Marquis De Lafayette • Mason Weems • Martha Washington. 

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