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. . . AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
George Washington’s Headquarters
Valley Forge National Historical Park — Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Constructed in the late 1760s or early 1770s
#NC-17410-PA - Notecards
Also available in Notecard Assortment #AST-1777

Although Washington started living at Valley Forge in his campaign tents during the early winter of 1777, he soon rented this house owned by Isaac Potts from its occupant, Deborah Hewes. The two-story, three-bay stone home may have served as a summer residence for the Potts family, which owned considerable property and commanded the industrial operations in the valley. Here the General and his staff received local officials and foreign dignitaries, in addition to coordinating the daily operations of the entire Continental Army.

In 1878, a century after the Continental Army left the headquarters, the Centennial and Memorial Association of Valley Forge purchased the building, and it became part of the first state park in Pennsylvania in 1893. The National Park Service, which took over operations in 1976, has furnished the home much as it was when occupied by General Washington.

Text © 2004 Terry White, Drawing © 2004 Bill Harrah


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