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George Washington played three very important public roles during his lifetime. He served as the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, the President of the Constitutional Convention, and as the first President of the United States.
In addition to these important public roles, Washington also played a role that was very important to him. He served as a farmer and agricultural innovator.
Douglas Bradburn, the CEO and President of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, joins us so we can explore the history of Washington’s storied estate and his agricultural practices. Plus, we’ll also discover all that Mount Vernon has to offer us as a historic site.
Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/183
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