Thursday, June 27, 2019

Did You Know?

Did you know, that besides the American foxhound Washington developed the American mule (by breeding male donkeys to mares)?

Gleaned from reading Washington A Life by Ron Chernow.


30 comments:

  1. Washington was a clever man! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. News to me.
    And I wonder why he did it.

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    1. My understanding is he was very innovative about farming and wanted an animal best suited for work on the farm.

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  3. I knew about mules, just not that Washington was credited for the cross breeding.

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    1. That was me too, until I started reading about Washington.

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  4. I knew how mules were made but not that Washington did it. Must've had a lot of spare time after he retired.

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    1. I believe he bred them before he became president.

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  5. I did not know that! And they Thomas Jefferson was an inventor!

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    1. He had his fingers in a lot of pies, for sure.

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    2. I didn't know before I started the biography either.

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  7. Ole wooden toothy was quite the intelligent man and practical:)

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  8. Actually, human teeth and ivory.

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  9. And yes, he was very intelligent and practical.

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  10. It was probably all that Mary Jane he was growing on his farm.

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  11. Those early Americans were pretty darn clever. No wonder I like westerns.

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  12. I did not know. I don't know so many things that I'm not even aware of all the stuff I don't know.

    Love,
    Janie

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  13. Who knew! Interesting! :)
    ~Jess

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  14. I didn't know! Thanks Sandra! Interesting! Big Hugs!

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  15. Hugs received and returned:)

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