Last week we were blessed with many sunny and warm fall days…we took advantage of that warm streak to spend some time at a nearby park last weekend. We took a short hike up a steep hill…and along the way we read about the history of George Washington’s life.
Once we reached the top of the hill, we were rewarded with this amazing view…
According to a sign posted nearby, some villagers from a nearby town celebrated Independence Day in 1827 by building a monument in memory of George Washington.
This monument was actually used by the Union Army during the Civil War as a signal station.
In the sign you will see it labeled the “Washington Monument”…however, it is not the Washington Monument that you will find in Washington D.C. :)
I forgot to get a picture of the monument, but we did get a chance to climb it and dh got a picture of us climbing back down the stairs…
We’ll have to be sure to revisit this neat hiking trail next year when we begin our studies of American History.