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The Enduring Legacy of Colonel John Fitzgerald in Alexandria, Virginia

Introduction Colonel John Fitzgerald left an indelible mark on Alexandria, Virginia, through his military service, civic leadership, and close friendship with George Washington. Beyond his contributions, the legacy continued with […]

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Unveiling the Stories of Cavan Boa: George Washington’s Tailor and Revolutionary War Veteran

Introduction Unveiling the stories behind the notable figures of history can provide a fascinating insight into the past. One such significant individual is Cavan Boa, who played a crucial role […]

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“Mr. President”: The Historic Address at Wise’s Tavern and Its Role in Shaping American Etiquette

John Wise Sr., often called the “Tavern King of Alexandria,” was pivotal in shaping Alexandria’s social and cultural landscape during the late 18th century. His establishment, Wise’s Tavern, also known […]

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Lewis McKenzie (1810-1895): A Civic Figure of Remarkable Influence

Early Life and Business Success Lewis McKenzie, born on October 7, 1810, left an indelible mark on the history of Alexandria, Virginia, through his multifaceted contributions as a businessman, politician, […]

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George Lewis Seaton: Uncovering the Legacy of an Alexandria Trailblazer

Introduction In the heart of Alexandria lies a story of resilience, determination, and profound impact. George Lewis Seaton’s life is a testament to the indomitable spirit of African Americans during […]

Historic Burial Grounds

Discover the History of the Quaker Burial Ground in Alexandria, Va: from Sacred Space to Modern Landmark

Origins of the Quaker Cemetery In Alexandria, the Quaker community established a burial site in 1784 on Queen Street, near its intersection with Washington Street. This site replaced an earlier […]

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Dr. James Craik: George Washington’s Lifelong Friend and Physician | A Tale of Commitment and Friendship

Early Life and Education Dr. James Craik’s journey began in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, where he was born. He pursued medical education at the prestigious University of Edinburgh, setting the stage for […]

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