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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Barbados: Sun, rum and `Washington slept here'

- Taiwan News Online: "George Washington slept here.

Among the hundreds of markers in the United States that make that claim about the first president, the most curious is here on Barbados, the easternmost Caribbean island, off the coast of Venezuela, which Washington visited in 1751.

He apparently enjoyed his stay, despite a bout of smallpox, writing in his diary, 'In the cool of the evening we rode in the country and were perfectly enraptured with the beautiful scenery which every side presented our view. The fields of cane, corn, fruit trees in a delightful green.'"

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