Washington Crossing Historic Park

Washington Crossing
PA

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Commemorates and preserves the site where Washington crossed the Delaware River with his troops and surprised and defeated the Hessions in Trenton (1776); includes visitors center.
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One of the most stubborn myths of American history is the idea that the frontier promoted equality of material condition. This national folk legend is, unhappily, ver much mistaken. With some exceptions, landed wealth was always highly concentrated throughout the southern highlands, as it would be in the lower Mississippi Valley, Texas and the far southwest. Inequality was greater in the backcountry and the southern highlands than in any other rural region of the United States.

David Hackett Fischer
Albion′s Seed: Four British Folkways in America (1989)