George Washington Pens

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Project by ToddHolmDotCom posted 12-21-2013 03:52 PM 1096 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

George Washington planted thirteen Horse Chestnut Trees on Faquier Street in downtown Fredericksburg, VA—one to represent each of the existing colonies. The trees also provided shade for his mother and sister as they walked to and from each other’s houses. Recently the last of those trees had to be removed. I was lucky enough to be able to get a chunk of that tree about the size of a fire place log. The wood is not spectacular but it does have some very nice grain in some areas and some insect/worm holes in other areas.

I work on a Marine Corps Base and these are destine to be Christmas gifts from Santa for the head honchos in my building. Military men should love the history behind these pens.

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 06:52 PM

Now that is cool I am always more impressed with the history of material than the actual material

-- Billy Long Island, NY

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#2 posted 02-20-2014 01:33 AM

Great story wood and a wonderful piece of American history. I think the pens look great. Lucky honchos.

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