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Miss Betty Ward in George Washington's Home Town

Miss Betty's American History Tours: George Washington's Home Town

2008 NR

Colorful tour guide "Miss Betty" Ward brings history vividly to life in this expedition around Alexandria, Va., which delves into its founding by tobacco traders in 1749, its role as a hotbed of patriotic activity during the Revolution and more. As Miss Betty visits each site, she recounts little-known tales of George Washington and his exploits, as well as stories of rum smugglers, salty sea dogs, ghosts that still haunt the city and more.