Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mary the Mother of Washington

This monument on Washington Street in Fredericksburg, VA, was erected in 1893-94 by two women's organizations, The Fredericksburg Mary Washington Monument Association and the The National Mary Washington Memorial Association. It marks the grave of Mary Ball Washington, George Washington's mother.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Where Valor Proudly Sleeps

 Battleground National Cemetery

On Georgia Avenue, two blocks south of Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC, is a tiny Federal cemetery, a little more than an acre of ground with 41 graves arranged in a circular pattern.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mount Prospect

 On US 40 in Hagerstown

This house was built by Nathaniel Rochester in 1789. Rochester lived here until 1810 when he migrated to the Genesee valley and founded the city that bears his name.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Van Buren Elm

On Main Street in Plainfield, Indiana, in front of the Friends Meetinghouse, we find a boulder with a DAR plaque marking the Van Buren Elm.