Jefferson and Monticello

Jefferson and Monticello

Jefferson and Monticello

Jefferson and Monticello

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A Great Man and His Home--A Neglected Family Tree-- How the Mountain Came to Jefferson--Thomas Jefferson's Birthplace at the Foot of the Mountain--A Colonial Boy's School Days--Making the Mountain His Playground--His Dreams on the Summit--An Adventure into the World.

JEFFERSON and Monticello are inseparably associated. The mention of either at once suggests the other.

When a man has in his youth dreamed of a house, and has diligently clung to the realization of it, has lived in that house during nearly every one of all his subsequent fifty-six years, and dies there one of the immortals of his country and one of the political philosophers of all time, and the nation, grateful for what he has done there, makes his home a patriotic shrine, the history of such a house is largely the history of the life of the man who lived there. The story of the one is so bound up in the story of the other that the two are one. It is so with Jefferson and Monticello. The story of Monticello is the story of the domestic life of Jefferson, and the story of his domestic life, his aspirations and activities, is the story of his home.

Monticello, the estate of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third Presidentep . . .

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