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... Washington's arrival and a rousing speech imploring Williamsburg's residents to join the revolutionary militia. The girls were thrilled to see the cannons firing, emitting a sulfurous odor which reminded us of Rotorua (see Big Trip v.1). Touring the governor's palace and capitol building, we gained an appreciation for the tensions that led to Lord Dunmore's fleeing the colony with his family, and the growing movement to break away from the Crown. ...
... birthday is the 29th and we weren't sure exactly where we'd be, so we celebrated early. Tonight we took a tour, again in candlelight, called the Ghosts Among Us. It too had historical impetus as all of the stories involved actual residents of Williamsburg. We also explored Jamestown,(they've done a lot of new excavation) and were able to learn so many new things about America's first settlement. I knew that Yorktown had been a decisive battle in the revolution, but ...
... went to Colonial Williamsburg and got multi-day tickets. It is much larger than when I was here in 1977. So there is much more to see. Today it was rainy and Steve had never seen Monticello. So we drove about 100 miles, and out of the rain, to see Jefferson's home. Things have changed there as well. There is much more discussion about the dichotomy of Jefferson's position on the equality of all men and hatred of slavery, while continuing to be a slave owner. They are also rebuilding ...
... because the GPS seemed to either take naps at crucial times or was too slow in announcing a turn, but we finally made it.
We parked in the oversized vehicle lot and went to the welcome center. They had a computer that you can put in a name and it will locate a gravesite for you. Sheree was going to put in some random soldier named "Cook" to pay our respects to when Ted said, "Why don't you put in Rulon Gibb?" Sheree had no idea that his uncle, aunt and ...
... under Christ.
Many slaves in 1767 went to school to help educate them. This shocked and surprised us both. We found out the schooling of slaves completely depended on the location of the colony.
We learned a story about George Wythe, who was a slave owner, and very wealthy. George Wythe Sweeney, who was the nephew of George Wythe, wanted all his riches when he passed away. When George Wythe’s wife passed away, he freed all his slaves. Lydia, his kitchen ...