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Project by Kerux2 posted 01-27-2022 07:05 AM 748 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The trees this wood came from are very old and
historic. They are from the Fredericksburg area of
Virginia, and between 350 to 400 years old. They
were seedling before we were a nation.

They were witnesses to some of the first settlers
arriving to colonize Virginia. George Washington
grew up not too far from them. They watched as the
colonists fought for their independence, won, and
birthed this great nation.

When full grown they were harvested to be part of the
dam that would provide power to the industry of
Fredericksburg. In December, 1854 the Crib Dam was
completed. Comprised of pines and oaks, the dam was
anchored in the Rappahannock River to divert water
into Fredericksburg and drive its many mills.

The dam fought in two battles in the Civil War,
seeing service in The Battles of Fredericksburg and
Chancellorsville, to name a few. It continued working
hard driving industry until relieved by the Embry
Dam in 1910. For 94 years it rested under the waters
of the Rappahannock. In 2003 was removed to allow
the river to run free once again.

Given to a HS History Teacher who was getting
ready to be deployed.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.





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drsurfrat

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#1 posted 01-27-2022 01:14 PM

Wow. That is an amazing gift. What a lineage for the wood.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#2 posted 01-27-2022 02:30 PM

Very cool story and a fantastic gift!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#3 posted 01-27-2022 03:37 PM

wow he’ll love that my friend.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Kerux2

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#4 posted 01-27-2022 05:16 PM



Wow. That is an amazing gift. What a lineage for the wood.

- drsurfrat


Thqnk you… it is a cool background

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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Kerux2

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#5 posted 01-27-2022 05:17 PM



Very cool story and a fantastic gift!

- HokieKen


I thought it fit perfectly for a history teacher.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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Kerux2

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#6 posted 01-27-2022 05:18 PM



wow he ll love that my friend.

- pottz


He did love it. It was given as a ‘patriot pen.’ Just more, personalized than others.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#7 posted 01-27-2022 05:18 PM

That is so cool.

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