National Geographic : 1932 Jan
THE TRAVELS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON Photograph by Orren R. Louden ETIIAN ALLEN GATE, FORT TICONDEROGA, NEW YORK Washington visited this stronghold in 1783, on his trip to northern and central New York. The inscription reads: "Ethan Allen Gate. May loth, 1775. Through this gate entered Ethan Allen with eighty Green Mountain Boys and captured the fort from the British captain. 'Sur render in the Name of the Great Jehova and the Continental Congress!' " Taneytown, Hanover, York, and Lancas ter, to Philadelphia. In 1794 the Whiskey Insurrection took the President westward again. He went through Reading, Harrisburg, Chambers burg, and Cumberland, back amid the scenes of his French and Indian War days. Thence he went to Bedford over the road he had built to join General Forbes (see page 39). The plans of the campaign having been worked out, and with the Congress ready to assemble again, the Commander-in Chief of the Nation's forces wrote a fare well message to the Army and returned to Philadelphia by way of York and Lan caster, over the present Lincoln Highway. After the great soldier's retirement from the Presidency the only lure that drew him from the banks of the Potomac was the meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati in Philadelphia in 1798, the year before his death. Thereafter not again until he embarked on the Great Voyage did he leave those well-trodden paths round about Mount Vernon which the decades had en deared to him. As we of his Bicentennial times read his descriptions of the regions through which he traveled, of the people he met, of the flora and fauna he encountered, of the in dustries he studied, we come to realize that he was America's First Geographer as well as her First Citizen. Additional copies of the Map of the Travels of George WIashington-size, 20 x 29 inches-may be obtained by members of the National Geographic Society at 50 cents per copy, paper edition, folded; $i.oo per copy, linen edition, in tube, postpaid.