Friday, November 8, 2013

Opening paragraphs......................

Thomas Jefferson was a man with a lifelong fascination with trees.  He thought of them as his favorite kind of plants, wrote of them as his pets, and went to much effort and expense to place those he liked best around the great west lawn of Monticello, the house he made for himself in the foothills of the mountains of Albemarle County, Virginia.
-Simon Winchester,  The Men Who United The States:  America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible

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