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Remembering another Fourth of July

JULY 4, 1754
Days after the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, George Washington sent off a note to Colonel Adam Stephen — a man with whom he had fought at the miserable capitulation of Fort Necessity 22 years ago, on a very different Fourth of July — reminding him to never forget that day…


George’s Hair

30-george-washington-grangerI’ve been reading about George Washington’s hair.

It wasn’t a wig. His hair was real and styled much like the British military officers of the day.

He wore his own hair which was light brown in color, tied in a queue and powdered. The queue was sometimes worn in a small black silk bag.”

Fashions are peculiar, coming and going like the wind. It’s fun to learn about what how my ancestors looked and acted.