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Crumbs from the Cracker Barrel

September 15, 2004|from the Cracker Barrel

When the Marquis de Lafayette, who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, died in 1834, his passing was remembered in Washington County, as well as in towns throughout the country. Taking part in ceremonies for the French statesman and general in Washington County were various rifle companies who escorted a funeral car and a "handsomely caparisoned horse."

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