National Geographic : 1959 May
Andrew Jackson's spirit lives on at "The Hermitage," near Nashville, Tenn. Andrew Jackson Requests the Pleasure of Your Company You see his picture on $20 bills, looking as stern and unbending as the hickory for which they nicknamed him. But Andy Jackson was a warm-hearted man who liked folks, and loved to have them visit him. So he took the profits of three good cotton years and built "The Hermitage" where he'd have more room to entertain. Today, "The Hermitage" has been preserved in every detail. You'll see the furniture arranged just as it was when Davy Crockett was a guest, and the old-fashioned garden looking as lovely as when General Jackson walked arm-in-arm with old soldier friends. You'll see the servants' log cabins as they were-and the stage-coach that took "Old Hickory" to Washington as President. In the surrounding Tennessee countryside are other interesting places to see - great National Parks and Forests, and historic battlegrounds. Like Andrew Jackson, our country has grown far beyond its frontier beginnings. And it has cherished the pioneer spirit and strength that is forever seeking new frontiers. FREE TOUR INFORMATION If you would like to visit The Hermitage, or drive anywhere in the U.S.A ., let us help plan your trip. Write: Tour Bureau, Sinclair Oil Building, 600 Fifth Avenue, New York 20, N. Y .- also ask for our colorful National Parks map. ANOTHER IN SINCLAIR'S AMERICAN CONSERVATION SERIES SINCLAIR SALUTES THE" NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION for 102 years of service to the youth of America. On the principle of individual worth of each child, the Association seeks a fair start in life for all. By advancing teaching and educational standards, the Association helps to make secure the principles of democracy and stimulates appreciation of our na tural and historic heritage.