October 11, 2011

October 11: Parson Weems Born, 1759

Parson Weems is chiefly notable for his biography of George Washington. He had no problem with combining factual information with stories that "should have been true."

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Pictured: The Apotheosis of Washington, fresco by Constantino Brumidi in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington D.C. Photograph by Mick Stephenson, published on Wikimedia Commons under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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