"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." "When we assumed the soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen." "Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company."
While today we celebrate all American presidents on Presidents' Day, it was originally a holiday meant to celebrate George Washington's birthday. Check out this list of presidential fun facts and let us know which one most surprises your family.
The first child of Augustine Washington (1694–1743) and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington (1708–1789), George Washington was born on their Pope's Creek Estate near present-day Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia
George Washington Carver (1864?-1943). Prominent African-American scientist and inventor. Born into slavery in Missouri. He became one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. He devised over 100 products using the peanut. His research into alternative crops, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes, also aided nutrition for poor farm families and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life.
Cdv photo george washington & family rare 1860--1870
George Washington 1st President of the United States (April 30, 1789 to March 3, 1797) Nickname: "Father of His Country" Born: February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia Died: December 14, 1799, at Mount Vernon, Virginia