George Washington, Graffiti Artist

Did you know that our Founding Father, George Washington, was a tagger?

In 1750, George Washington, then a young surveyor, painted his initial "G.W." and surveyor's cross on the cliff of Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Source: the 1976 PSA Graffiti: Fun or Dumb - via Juxtapoz Magazine

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He was also the only sitting US President to personally lead Federal troops in the field. Against US Citizens. To put down a Tax Protest.

Oh well. I guess he couldn't have been all bad.
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How neat! My wife and I were just at Natural Bridge a week ago. I took a Photosynth photo from almost the same spot as the photo above.
We saw the carved surveyor's markings, but didn't realized George Washington's involvement until we got back to the gift shop and I read about it on the back of a postcard. Thanks for posting this. It's a very interesting and beautiful place.
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I have been to Natural Bridge and it is very pretty there. Washington didn't paint his initials, he carved them into the rock, as many others did.
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