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George Washington Memorial Park

Bob and I went to Erie, PA yesterday.  Prior to reaching Erie, we stopped briefly in Waterford, PA.

The purpose of our brief stop was for me to take a couple photographs of the George Washington statue.

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The George Washington statue is located in the George Washington Memorial Park, which is in the lot next door to the Eagle Hotel.  The Eagle Hotel was built in 1826 and is constructed of locally quarried stone. The exterior of the building has had few alterations through the years. Inside the Eagle Hotel is a restaurant called Sugar N Spice.  The restaurant was closed for the season.  I searched for the restaurant upon returning home.  Based on the details provided in this newspaper article, I believe one of our restaurant stops this year will be at Sugar N Spice.

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In December 1753 George Washington visited the town of Waterford on official business of Governor Robert Dinwiddie of Virgina. His mission was to tell the French at Fort Le Boeuf (present-day Waterford) to leave  because England claimed that land.  George Washington’s visit was ignored by the French who remained at Fort Le Boeuf for another six years.  George Washington’s Waterford trip was his first official mission. The statue in this park is unique in that it is the only statue of George Washington in Pennsylvania that depicts him in a British uniform.

In my next blog post I will share photographs taken during our visit to Erie.

5 Responses to “George Washington Memorial Park”

  1. Eileen

    Love the George Statue! Really cool. A shame that the restaurant was not open. Linda, looks like a great park.

    Reply
  2. betsyfromtennessee

    Your new camera is taking such clear photos. I am sure that you love it Great photos. Thanks for giving a map of your travels. That helps so much.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    Reply
  3. Rose

    One thing is sure, we like the same type of stuff…or a lot of it anyway! Every place you go almost is some place I would enjoy!

    Reply

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