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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahBee View Post
    Or Maryland. Will kitty venture into the wilds of Murrland to look for historical markers?
    Keep in mind that you do not have to go to the actual thing. You can take a picture of your bike by something that is somehow related and let people figure it out (there were some good ones back in the Find the Founding Fathers thread). For instance, one could have taken a pic of the VPs house by the Naval Observatory for the Internet one. Or the Japanese Embassy for the Memorial.

    Even now, although the slave traders's actual location was in Alexandria, a clever person might be able to find a connection of some kind to someplace in Maryland and still earn the point.

    Here's an example for Clinton from that game:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Keep in mind that you do not have to go to the actual thing. You can take a picture of your bike by something that is somehow related and let people figure it out (there were some good ones back in the Find the Founding Fathers thread). For instance, one could have taken a pic of the VPs house by the Naval Observatory for the Internet one. Or the Japanese Embassy for the Memorial.
    Anybody know where I can find a birch tree with a, um, price tag on it?

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    Not to question the Game Master (one does so at their own peril), but I don't think the current location in play is in Merrland. That said, I'm not planning on heading down to Alexandria anytime soon if someone wants to jump on that.

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    I said nothing about the Old Line State.

    See also the Northern Virginia Urban League and the Freedom House Museum. Many of you have walked by these buildings.

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    Ok I think I got it...

    Price, Birch & Co. Dealers in Slaves, also known as Franklin and Armfield slave office if Google was right...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    Ok I think I got it...

    Price, Birch & Co. Dealers in Slaves, also known as Franklin and Armfield slave office if Google was right...

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    Good job!

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    Emm has at least three likes for Price, Birch & Co. Dealers in Slaves and the point.

    Next: Charles Syphax

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?414115...nts-interviews

    See the 2nd of two documentaries below (or heck watch them both)

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    rcannon and I for Charles Syphax. Pic to be posted later when I get home
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    Quote Originally Posted by reji View Post
    rcannon and I for Charles Syphax. Pic to be posted later when I get home
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    “The Syphaxes were one of the most influential slave families at Arlington. Charles Syphax oversaw the dining room at Arlington House and was the unofficial leader of the Arlington slave community. The son of a free black itinerant Alexandria street preacher and a Mount Vernon slave, Syphax was one of the fifty-seven slaves who came to Arlington from Mount Vernon with George Washington Parke Custis in 1802.
    Charles Syphax married another Custis slave, Maria Carter. Both had been Mount Vernon slaves where they had worked as household servants. Maria Carter Syphax was the daughter of Arianna Carter, a slave maid of George and Martha Washington and later George Washington Parke Custis. In 1826, Mr. Custis gave Maria Carter Syphax and her children their freedom and a seventeen-acre plot within the Arlington plantation. The Syphaxes had ten children who lived as free persons on the estate. According to Syphax family tradition, George Washington Parke Custis was the father of Maria Carter Syphax.”


    https://www.nps.gov/arho/learn/histo...ure/syphax.htm

    In the background of our picture is Robert E Lee’s Arlington House in what is now Arlington Cementery

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