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George Washington: Visionary Farmer, Entrepreneur, Inventor
39 views • July 15, 2021
Our first president, commanding general of the Continental Army, surveyor; these are the jobs we most associate with George Washington. For Washington, these were just that -- jobs. His passion, income, and vision for the new republic were tied to farming. We will look at the economics of the tobacco trade and address Washington’s switch to wheat, along with how he implemented creative approaches to agriculture. We’ll discuss inventions and innovations that helped make Mount Vernon profitable. And we’ve arranged a private virtual treading just for our members! Join Sam Murphy, Manager of Historic Trades, as we dig into Washington’s role as a visionary farmer, entrepreneur, and inventor.