Eventually, through various interactions with her family, other settlers, and George Washington himself, Ann learns the value of this new land and her place within it.
Set during the late 1700s, this story is based on a true one which happened to Fritz’s great-great-grandmother, Ann Hamilton. George Washington did indeed stop at the Hamilton’s for dinner on September 18, 1784. His diary reads: “Set out with Doctr. Craik for my Land on Miller’s Run. Crossed the Monongahela at Devore’s Ferry —- bated at one Hamilton’s about 4 miles from it, in Washington County, and lodged at Colo. Cannon’s” And so the story passed down through generations to finally be shared with us all.
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Oh yes, and the first book read for the January Classical Children’s Literature Event!
Deal Me in Challenge (#2) – Eight of Hearts