Remnants cannot tell a lie: George Washington’s boyhood home found

After years of searching, archaeologists have identified and excavated the boyhood home of George Washington, site of such legendary — if perhaps apocryphal — events as chopping down the cherry tree and throwing a coin across the Rappahannock River.The find indicates that the Washington family lived in a spacious eight-room home — a sign that the family was well-off for its day — and provides new information about George’s childhood, a period that has remained largely obscured in the mists of history.

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