Carole Marsh Mystery Series
Real Kids! Real Places!
The Mystery at Mount Vernon
Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa bike to Mount Vernon, historic home of George Washington and find mystery, history and more ?"ooden?"teeth than you can shake a stick at!
LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
George Washington: early years: family, childhood and first job, • Altitude Sickness • Twin Keck Telescopes Facts • USS Arizona Memorial layout and history • Pearl Harbor •, Commander of the Continental Army, President of the United States • History of Mount Vernon and many of its buildings • Surveying • Geography of Mt. Vernon • Running a Plantation: Farming: fruit garden, tobacco, corn, vegetables; Fishing; Hunting; Smokehouse; Sheep shearing; Washhouse; Coach house • Slavery on Mount Vernon ? History of Cherry Trees in Washington, D.C. • Revolutionary War • Valley Forge • Fashion items in 1700's: wigs, knee breeches, silver buckles • Period foods: Valley Forge Soup, hoecakes, peanut soup, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. • Period games • Folktales about George Washington: The Cherry Tree, Dentures • Dental hygiene and dentures in the 1700's • Historical Re-enactors • Construction of Mount Vernon: Materials, techniques • Ha-Ha Wall • National Symbols of America: tree, bird and the American flag • Sundials • Compass • Bastille Day • The Marquis De Lafayette • Mason Weems • Martha Washington.
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