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Alexander Spotswood

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BIOGRAPHY OF JEANNE TRIPPLEHORN

 

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood stain-glass window at the Fort Germanna Visitor Center

 

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Fort Germanna Public Access Day Event with LtGov Alexander Spotswood proclaiming Spotsylvania County

 

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Alexander Spotswood's waistcoat

 

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ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD SIGN--FOUNDER OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY 100 5564

Alexander Spotswood was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army and a noted Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. He is noted in Virginia and American history for a number of his projects as governor, including his exploring beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains, his establishing what was perhaps the first colonial iron works, and his negotiating the Treaty of Albany with the Iroquois Nations of New York.
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