Saturday, March 7, 2009

Staunton, Virginia: Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace

Driving one day in Western Virginia, we were surprised to see an exit sign marking the route to Woodrow Wilson's birthplace. Wilson usually is associated with New Jersey, where he was Governor, but he spent his early years in Virginia.

The city of Staunton is proud of that landmark, and has a fine tribute to Wilson. There's a museum dedicated to him there, located next to Wilson's first house that shows how his life was when he was born in the pre-Civil War days. There are lovely gardens on the grounds as well.

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