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Some Old Historic Landmarks of Virginia and Maryland Described in a Hand-Book for the Tourist Over the Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Electric Railway (Classic Reprint)
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Label: Forgotten Books
Manufacturer: Forgotten Books
Number Of Pages: 110
Publication Date: 2012-07-06
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Studio: Forgotten Books
To The Reader. This Hand Book, makes no pretensions to literary excellence nor fine tyi)ographical display. The only aim of the author in its preparation has been historical accuracy and the acceptable presentation of much and varied information in a little compass at almost nominal cost. It is merely an epitome of a Library Edition of much greater scope, witli many more subjects and illustrations to be published hereafter. Some repetitions of facts and occurrences will be found in reading the different chapters on account of their having been written at different times for which the readers indulgence is asked. The thanks of the author is due to such of his friends as have contributed to the value of the work, and especially to Miss Eugenia De Land of Washington City for her numerous pictorial designs. In the book will be found not only a summary of the life, services, and character of General Washington, and a description of his home, his farms, and his farming operations, and the changes vvhich have been incident to his land estate since his passing away, but also descriptions of numerous other outlying historic landmarks on both shores of the Potomac. The writer trusts that the book, hastily prepared in brief ititervals of pressing duties, may prove an acceptable companion to all strangers wayfaring among the many interesting historic i)oints which will be opened to them by this convenient and delightful route of travel to the Home and Tcmb of the venerated Washington. W. H. S.
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