Tag Archives: Monticello

A Ride to Rival Paul Revere’s–Jack Jouett! Beth Trissel

The Jouett name has appeared several times in our family tree among documents recently unearthed in my parent’s stash, but exactly how we’re related to this illustrious man is not yet clear.  We’re tied into so many old Virginia families, … Continue reading

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“Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God.” ~Thomas Jefferson

Amen to that. A wise man, Jefferson. From the Monticello website: “Jefferson grew 330 vegetable varieties in Monticello’s 1000-foot-long garden terrace.” *Image of the vegetable garden at Monticello It’s historic garden week at Monticello and I see a fascinating looking … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson’s Beloved Monticello

The gracious home designed and built by Founding Father and Renaissance Man Thomas Jefferson is just a hop and a skip over the Blue Ridge Mountains from us.  I always enjoy a visit to this lovely home and its magnificent … Continue reading

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