National Geographic : 1945 Jul
Staff Photographer Robert F. Sisson A Tablet Recalls One of Washington's Business Ventures The Father of his Country became the first president of the "Patowmack" Company, which built and operated a waterway around Great Falls on the Virginia side. Investing $10,000 of his money in the venture, he gave 50 shares of stock to found George Washington University (page 40). Staff Photographer Willard R.Culver John Brown's Bust Gazes Through aNoose In Harpers Ferry a sculptor started abust oftheabolitionist, but wandered off before he finished it. Someone placed itinawindow ofadeserted shack overlooking a cemetery andhung anoose before it.Caught after his1859 seizure of the U. S . arsenal,John Brown was tried and hanged fortreason.