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Travel: A peek inside Mount Vernon, George Washington’s house in Virginia

Updated : December 10, 2019 03:57 PM IST

George Washington practised selective breeding of sheep to produce better quality wool, grew flax for making linen cloth, cultivated hemp for rope and experimented with cotton and silk.
Since the 1760s, the Mount Vernon garden has been continuously cultivated and today includes many of the same vegetables, fruits and herbs regularly used by the Washingtons.
Travel: A peek inside Mount Vernon, George Washington’s house in Virginia

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