George Washington’s Journal of His Trip to Ohio is Published in Virginia and London and Read by King George II of England, Making George Washington America’s First Frontier Hero

After his trip to Ohio, Virginia’s Governor Dinwiddie had Washington’s Journal published both in Williamsburg, Virginia and in London. Thus Washington became America’s first frontier hero, some 20 years before Daniel Boone became famous for finding the Cumberland Gap as a route to Kentucky.  One of the individuals who read and commented on Washington’s Journal was Britain’s King George II – the father of the future King George III who would rule Great Britain during the American Revolution.

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~ by americanpresidents on March 14, 2010.

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