Friday, November 19, 2010

A Hike Through History

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.

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Once we reached the top of the hill, we were rewarded with this amazing view…

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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…

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We’ll have to be sure to revisit this neat hiking trail next year when we begin our studies of American History.



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