Fort Loudoun Winchester Virginia

Fort Loudoun Winchester Virginia Fort Loudoun Winchester Virginia, a fort built on top of this hill by George Washington 1756 to 1758, was a frontier bastion in the French and Indian War.

Our narrow focus is Fort Loudoun Winchester VA, as George Washington's headquarters for the French and Indian War. Our broader focuses encompasses the world wide nature of this war.

Sunday Word 1.They’re coming..The French..Ensign Edward Ward who is in charge of Prince George Fort (named after the f...
11/10/2019
Annual Meeting Open to Public

Sunday Word 1.
They’re coming.
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The French.
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Ensign Edward Ward who is in charge of Prince George Fort (named after the future King George III) is about to find no help.
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This little fort is the first one built by Whites on the point of the 3 rivers, future Pittsburgh.
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4 days before the attack Ward sees a letter written by Indian Trader John Davison warning of the French approach.
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No help from his Captain
Captain Trent is currently at Wills Creek ( future Fort Cumberland, King George II’s 3rd son, known as the Butcher of Culloden)
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No help from his Lieutenant
Lieutenant Fraser currently at Turtle Creek (near the site of the future Braddock Expedition disaster).
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In fact Ward quotes Fraser saying .
Fraser agreed that the French were likely to attack “but said what can we do in the affair,” complaining that he had a “shilling to loose for a Penny he should gain by his Commission at that time, And that he had Business which ⟨he⟩ could not settle under Six Days with his Partner”
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/annual-meeting-12-november-2017/
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Deposition made by Ensign Ward
https://archive.org/stream/historyofcolonel00darl#page/40/mode/2up
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Ward goes back to the fort to face his fate.
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They’re coming.
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We hope you do too, to hear this story.
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Ultimately this is why GW had to build Fort Loudoun in Winchester VA.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/annual-meeting-12-november-2017/
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See more details in link above.

. . Click on OK on map. Hover cursor over map for magnifying glass to appear. Click on magnifying glass in bottom right corner . . posted by J

Sunday Word 1George sights Barbados yesterday at 4am on the ship called Success..Gets Smallpox which innoculates our fut...
11/03/2019
Washingtons in Barbados

Sunday Word 1
George sights Barbados yesterday at 4am on the ship called Success.
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Gets Smallpox which innoculates our future leader from the epidemics to come. Tells him a whole lot how to care for his future troops. Sees possibly the richest city in the world.
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He returns on a ship called Industry.
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He sees Lt Gov Dinwiddie.
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Winchester VA looms large as headquarters for the next 7 years as the launch center for 2 operations:
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The Ohio Company.
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Push the French out.
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But back to that Barbados Trip in 1751.
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More on this trip?
Skip around. Read bits and pieces.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/washingtons-in-barbados/

. Click on OK on map. Hover cursor over map for magnifying glass to appear. Click on magnifying glass in bottom right corner . . compiled by

Sunday Halloween Word 2GuyasutaGeorge Washington meets him again. The first time was in 1753 when GW was 21 delivering a...
10/27/2019
Guyasuta’s Speech

Sunday Halloween Word 2
Guyasuta

George Washington meets him again.

The first time was in 1753 when GW was 21 delivering a message to the French on a 500 some mile trip.
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This time? It's October again. Only it's 1770.
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Right now the Boston Massacre trials are going hot and heavy where John Adams is defending the British soldiers accused of murder.
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What's Washington doing on the Ohio River in 1770 talking to Guyasuta?
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He's looking at land promised him and his men - a promise made by Dinwiddie for the veterans of 1754, not 1755, Only to the men with him in 1754,
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And on the way GW still holds the record for measuring the largest Sycamore in the world.
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These white peeling trees look like GHOSTS in the forest.
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And then there's THE SPEECH by Guyasuta.
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Is that speech a fake concoction?
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SOURCES:
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Skip around. Read bits and pieces.
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MEETING GUYASUTA AND HIS SPEECH 1770
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/guyasutas-speech/
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GW's OHIO TRIP 1770
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/washingtons-trip-out-west/
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BOSTON MASSACRE TRIALS 1770
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/boston-massacre/

. Compiled by Jim Moyer 9/10/17 still in construction., updated 10/27/19 . GUYASUTA'S SPEECH [caption id=

10/27/2019
The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Sunday Halloween Word 1
Ear Worm. Do not play the video.
We're talking Proclaimers.
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October 31, 1753 a letter is written for a 21 year old George Washington to deliver and ... proclaim .... his Majesty's Dominion.
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Indians, bears, wolves along the way.
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And the Wizard of Oz at the end of it all?
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A French outpost is standing at the end of 500 some miles.
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Along the way?

Giant trees, canopy so dark, no sky unless crossing a river.

Night Silence upset by a howl or an owl shriek, twigs snapping.

Branches sounding like a squeaky door opening.
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Ordered to meet with the:
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"Half King, to Monacatoocha & other . . . Sachems of the Six Nations ; acquainting them with Your Orders to visit & deliver my Letter to the French commanding Officer; & desiring the said Chiefs to appoint You a sufficient Number of their Warriors to be Your Safeguard, as near the French as You may desire, & to wait Your further Direction."
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So walk the 500 miles.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=19&v=lIm2XepYq1o
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More on this Halloween Trip of 500 miles?
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Lot's of detail. Glance over parts of it. Skip around to what catches your eye.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/washingtons-journal-1753-1754/
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Video Edit By Km Music I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" is a song written and performed by Scottish duo The Proclaimers, and first release...

Annual Meeting open to public.French and Indian War Foundation.Want to hear about the very first fort built on the 3 riv...
10/23/2019

Annual Meeting open to public.
French and Indian War Foundation.

Want to hear about the very first fort built on the 3 rivers area of what is now Pittsburgh?
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Details in this link:
http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/annual-meeting-12-november-2017/
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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2019 SUNDAY AFTERNOON
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GODFREY MILLER HOME – WOLTZ PAVILION
38 S LOUDOUN ST
FREE EVENT, LIGHT FARE AND WINE SERVED
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BUSINESS MEETING TO BEGIN AT 2:15 PM.
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AT 3 PM JASON CHERRY WILL SPEAK.
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THE TOPIC IS ON "WILLIAM TRENT AND FORT ST. GEORGE"
BASED ON JASON CHERRY'S RECENT BOOK:
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"PITTSBURGH'S LOST OUTPOST: CAPTAIN TRENT'S FORT".

Sunday Night Word 1Long Knives.Ever want to know why the Virginians and later the new nation of Americans were called th...
10/20/2019
LONG KNIVES

Sunday Night Word 1
Long Knives
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Ever want to know why the Virginians and later the new nation of Americans were called this?
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No?
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Change your mind? See the story on this.
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Touch or Click on this link.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/long-knives/
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By the way, inside this story are some links to excellent resources for further study.

. Compiled by Jim Moyer 10/20/2019 . ASSARIGOA - LONG KNIVES VIRGINIA . Source: https://archive.org/details/indiannotes51928muse/page/64

Sunday Word 1The Press? Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was..24 year old Colonel George Washington's brother writes...
10/06/2019
Centinel X – VA Gazette

Sunday Word 1
The Press?
Same as it ever was.
Same as it ever was.
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24 year old Colonel George Washington's brother writes, “…nay even the king himself does not escape the liberty of the Press. “
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A front page editorial in the Virginia Gazette appears.

It accuses Colonel George Washington's Virginia Regiment of debauchery, drunkenness, officers being appointed to undeserved higher rank, desertions, and that maybe all the taxes are going for something made up --- there's no real true Indian Threat.
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That was Sept 3, 1756
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GW's men read about it Oct 5, 1756

But today, Oct 6, 1756?
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They set a date to resign --- ALL OF THEM --- if nothing is done about that editorial.
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They presume that such a front page editorial would never have published without acting Governor's Dinwiddie's tacit consent.
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WHERE IS GEORGE WASHINGTON?
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And what also is happening at the same time?
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Colonel George Washington leaves Fort Loudoun Winchester VA to review the southern defenses of Virginia.
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While on this trip, Colonel George Washington discovers he is under immediate threat of ambush assassination ahead of him as he tours the Southern defenses.
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He hears of character assassination behind him in Williamsburgh, and the threat of desertion of lower ranks and the mass resignation of his officers, small attacks by Indians in the back-country and a large invasion groups heading either towards Fort Cumberland MD or Fort Augusta PA, all the while a long and protracted court fight on an inheritance continues.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/centinel-x-va-gazette/
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We wonder a moment what Colonel George Washington may have felt …
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Same as it ever was?
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You may find yourself .....
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and you may ask yourself ....
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how did I get here ? ....
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A question Washington may have asked ....
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IsSpAOD6K8

. Written and compiled by Jim Moyer, 11/12/2018, updated 11/20/2018, 3/11/2019, 9/30/2019, 10/5/2019 . MASS RESIGNATION [caption id=

09/29/2019

Sunday Word 1
Dr David Preston's Smithsonian Article.
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It was quite a hit
with History groups
and Reenactor groups.
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in the October 2019 Smithsonian Magazine issue
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Dr Preston speaks of an October 18 - November 3 Treaty between British Army Officers with the Indians at Camp Mt Pleasant in Western Maryland on the Potomac.
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Whaaa?
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British Army on the Potomac in 1754?
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Camp Mt Pleasant? Where on the Potomac?
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And no one ever cited this treaty before?
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After some deep breathing exercises, we had to admit we weren't hip on some of these answers.
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We re-enactors desperately CRAVE exactitude in a world of vaguaries. We want to know if British Officers really mean British Officers. We want to know exactly where the fort is. We should probably know this, but the article didn’t give exact location. We want to know for sure if anyone ever cited this treaty before? Any generic terms or generalities drive us over the cliff. Okay maybe some of us. Maybe not you. :)
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Answers here:
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/camp-mt-pleasant-fort-cumberland/?fbclid=IwAR1hCP9tGJFHJOIqR48ic2WFYv4QS2wn5z1UpdW-B55_-pF0ABHGlMHtcI8
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See Dr David Preston's October 2019 Smithsonian Magazine article:
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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-young-george-washington-started-war-180973076/#i0DmUUBdKqdrqjh8.99
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Sunday Word 1Yesterday Sept 14, 1752had no Yesterday..This is our 275th Anniversary Story..But first a Story by Dr Carl ...
09/15/2019

Sunday Word 1
Yesterday Sept 14, 1752
had no Yesterday.
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This is our 275th Anniversary Story.
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But first a Story by Dr Carl Ekberg
CSPAN might be there?
Where? George Washington Hotel
When? 130pm meet and greet
Storytime? 2pm
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/6801/?instance_id=2621
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BACK TO THOSE MISSING DAYS:
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1752 was a big year for Winchester VA.
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April 20, 1752, The House of Burgesses, made the town name of Winchester official.
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But then a Calendar Change in that same year of 1752.
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That Big Year got short.
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Not just for Winchester VA but for the whole BRITISH EMPIRE.
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More on that?

http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/calendar-change-julian-to-gregorian/
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See the Story:
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The Founding of Winchester in 1744
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The Establishing of Winchester in 1752

http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/winchester-va-established/
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Sarah Zane: The name is well known, the woman is notBy BRIAN BREHM The Winchester Star The hand engine bought with Sarah...
09/11/2019
Sarah Zane: The name is well known, the woman is not

Sarah Zane: The name is well known, the woman is not

By BRIAN BREHM The Winchester Star


The hand engine bought with Sarah Zane’s $1,000 gift to Winchester in 1821 is seen on Monday afternoon. The well-preserved apparatus is stored and displayed at Rouss Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company at 3 S. Braddock St., which in 1981 integrated the former Sarah Zane Fire Company on North Loudoun Street.

BRIAN BREHM/The Winchester Star

Stoneridge Development LLC of Winchester is proposing a renovation and expansion of the former Sarah Zane Fire Company at 301 N. Loudoun St. in the downtown Historic District. The plan calls for commercial space inside the fire hall and construction of a five-story apartment building behind it.

BRIAN BREHM/The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — Two of Winchester’s most generous benefactors are celebrated annually for their contributions...

Sarah Zane is best known locally because of a now-defunct fire company at 301 N. Loudoun St. that bore her name. That vacant building is currently being considered for renovation into an apartment complex.

Despite the familiarity of her name, most people today are hard-pressed to tell you anything about Zane. Even Cissy Shull, executive director of the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, admitted last week she knows very little about Zane beyond a few paragraphs that were printed in various historical journals.

According to those journals — “Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts” (1985) and “Hopewell Friends History 1734-1934” (1936), as well as the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society’s “A Prominent Place: 275 Years of History” that will be published next month — Zane spent most of her life in Philadelphia but made frequent trips to Winchester and even lived here for a short time.

She became connected to the area because of her brother, Isaac Zane Jr., a Frederick County justice and Virginia House of Burgesses member who built and operated Marlboro Iron Works, an iron-smelting furnace along Cedar Creek in Frederick County that was once visited by Thomas Jefferson.

Isaac Zane died in 1795 and left most of his estate to his sisters, Sarah Zane and Hannah Zane Pemberton.

“It was Sarah who for many years came to Winchester to settle debts of her brother’s estate by selling the vast lands of 35,000 acres in Frederick and Shenandoah counties that [Isaac] Zane had amassed,” according to author Kristen Wolfe Goff’s contribution to the forthcoming “A Prominent Place: 275 Years of History.”

“She was a woman of fair size, compactly built and rather good looking, with an extremely benevolent, pleasant and kind face,” according to author John Walter Wayland’s “Hopewell Friends History 1734-1934.” “Her private benefactions, of which there is [sic] no record ... made her much beloved, and the arrival of her coach in Winchester always caused much rejoicing among the poor and afflicted.”

Sarah Zane followed through with her late brother’s wishes and donated some of his land for a school, Winchester Academy, and the local Quaker church, Hopewell Centre Meeting.

When she died in 1821 in Philadelphia, she left money to family, friends and Quaker organizations. Her will also included $1,000 for the city of Winchester to buy “a fire engine and hose to be kept in best repair with my affection and gratitude.”

Winchester used the money to purchase a hand engine built by Joseph Share and Sons of Baltimore. To honor their benefactor, the city also created the Sarah Zane Fire Company in 1840 on Piccadilly Street. In 1879, the fire hall and its hand engine moved to 301 N. Loudoun St., where the company operated until shutting down in 1936. Forty-five years later, in 1981, Sarah Zane Fire Company formally disbanded and was incorporated into Rouss Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company.

There are no annual ceremonies honoring Sarah Zane, but her legacy endures. The hand engine bought with her $1,000 gift was preserved and is displayed at Rouss Fire Hall at 3 S. Braddock St., and the former fire hall at 301 N. Loudoun St. still bears her name in engraved concrete above its main entrance.

— Contact Brian Brehm at [email protected]

https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/sarah-zane-the-name-is-well-known-the-woman-is/article_c987bf08-f6e9-544c-9c06-3ccc927a500e.html

WINCHESTER — Two of Winchester’s most generous benefactors are celebrated annually for their contributions to the city:

Sunday Word 2Norman L Baker.This past week Norman L Baker, our historian for the French and Indian War Foundation, was b...
09/08/2019
Norman L Baker

Sunday Word 2
Norman L Baker
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This past week Norman L Baker, our historian for the French and Indian War Foundation, was buried near the grave of Daniel Morgan.
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We want to note his passing.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/about-us/norman-l-baker/
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We will be updating more to Norman L Baker's story.
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Another Foundation Board member had also passed earlier this year, Patrick Murphy.
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/r-patrick-murphy-pat-board-member/
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bio compiled by Jim Moyer 2013, updated 3/17/2017 . For the PA, MD, VA, NC area, The World Wide War Google Map has heavily used Norman Baker's b

Sunday Word 1Young George Washington Statue .on corner of Cork and BraddockWinchester VA..Every Statue is not just a sto...
09/08/2019
Young George Washington Statue

Sunday Word 1
Young George Washington Statue
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on corner of
Cork and Braddock
Winchester VA
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Every Statue is not just a story about who it portrays. Every Statue also has a story how it came to be.
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Any work of art has all the business elements of movie makers.
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It has a Producer and a Director.
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That was the Vance family: Alice Vance, her son, her husband.
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The actor was the sculptor, Malcom S Harlow and of course Young George.
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Many people were also on this production set. And something like this always takes a lot of people too to make this happen.
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This story is not just a gift from Alice Vance, but also from Norman Baker, historian for the French and Indian War Foundation and whose funeral we had attended.
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This was the occasion that brought us to Alice Vance who told us this story.
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Her son voiced the idea for a statue showing a Young George who showed up here in Winchester and who for more than a decade had made Winchester a center of his activities.
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Alice guided her son to see Judge Robert K Woltz who headed the Winchester Frederick Co Historical Society.
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Both Judge Woltz and Norman Baker chose to be buried next to Daniel Morgan.
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So thank you Daniel Morgan too, for bringing us all together and finding about the story of this Young George statue.
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More on this story?
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/young-george-washington-statue/
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About Norman Baker,
buried next to Daniel Morgan,
French and Indian War Foundation historian and who served on Iwo Jima in WWII and served in Korea and who was editor for Rockets and Missles Magazine:
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/about-us/norman-l-baker/
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About Judge Robert K Woltz
buried next to Daniel Morgan
and who lawyered up Morgan's remain to prevent South Carolina from taking them,
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/who-gets-daniel-morgans-body/
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Young George Washington Statue updated by Jim Moyer 9/3/2017, 9/6/2019 . Statue is dedicated 24 July 2004 on the grounds of the George Washington

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