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William Byrd II
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Discover Charles Peale Polk's painting of George Washington.

George Washington
#OTD Feb. 22, 1732 #GeorgeWashington 1st #POTUS & commander of the Continental Army, is born in Wakefield, Westmore… t.co/WXcQlzUAC5

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Connecting people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia.

By collecting, preserving, and interpreting the Commonwealth's history, we link past with present and inspire future generations.