Can't Beat the View from the Barn

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Can't Beat the View from the Barn

Description

This image was taken from the inside of the reconstructed 16-sided treading barn at George Washington's Mount Vernon. The barn was designed and invented by Washington in 1791 to help process and thresh wheat.

This location is not the original location, which would have been located closer to Washington's Gristmill and Distillery, on what Washington called Dogue Run Farm.

However the barn and the farm fields seen were reconstructed in the late 1990s, on a location Washington called the "Hell Hole"--a low-laying swamp land. They demonstrate Washington's dedication to new and innovative farming technology.

Creator

Amanda Allard Cline

Date

April 2011

Contributor

Amanda Allard Cline

Format

digital photo

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Citation

Amanda Allard Cline, “Can't Beat the View from the Barn,” Northern Virginia Digital History Archive, accessed September 24, 2021, https://novahistory.ctevans.net/items/show/672.