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Joel Achenbach

Originally posted July 2004

The Grand Idea

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After he led the fledgling United States to victory over Britain, and before he became America's first president, George Washington took a long river and horseback trip into the West -- that is, the Appalachians -- with a grand vision for his young country. Now Joel Achenbach of the Washington Post retells the story.

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