Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fishing

Did you know George Washington ran a fishery from Mt. Vernon? Washington's plantation caught shad and herring from the Potomac to be used as food for the slaves as well as sold for income. The article I linked also talks about some of Washington's other sidelines, like whiskey!

This article also looks into the truth of a story that was told about Washington having his men catch fish in the Schuylkill River during the Revolutionary War.

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