1732 - 1799The first President of the United States was an avid horseman and outdoorsman, as befit his era, and he at times was a participant in horse racing. The cherished tale of his Magnolia running against a horse owned by Thomas Jefferson was refuted by historians, but Magnolia was, in fact, a race horse owned by Gen. Washington. Alas, he was not a very successful one, although, being a politician as well as a horse trader, Washington wrote to Light Horse Harry Lee that the horse "is in high health, spirits, and flesh (and) can be delivered in high order." Washington was trading Magnolia to Lee for "5000 acres of Kentucke Land."
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|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 12:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 720299 N 4213429|
|Decimal Degrees||38.04181667, -84.48958333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 2.509', W 84° 29.375'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 2' 30.54" N, 84° 29' 22.50" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 133 Midland Ave, Lexington KY 40508, US|
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