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You know George Washington, right? Tall guy, beat the British, seen on every one dollar bill? Here are a few more facts about this most famous president.
he started school at six and left at fifteen, because his mother could not afford university
some of his favorite dishes were cream of peanut soup, mashed sweet potatoes with coconut, and string beans with mushrooms.
he bred hound dogs
though he personally surveyed and decided where the US capitol would be, Washington never lived in Washington

You know George Washington, right? Tall guy, beat the British, seen on every one dollar bill? Here are a few more facts about this most famous president.

  • he started school at six and left at fifteen, because his mother could not afford university
  • some of his favorite dishes were cream of peanut soup, mashed sweet potatoes with coconut, and string beans with mushrooms.
  • he bred hound dogs
  • though he personally surveyed and decided where the US capitol would be, Washington never lived in Washington

(Source: scholastic.com)

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