|Rotunda undergoing renovations|
|Jefferson's Ingenious Serpentine Walls|
Charlottesville is Thomas Jefferson’s town; excuse me, that’s “Mr.
Natives still use the
I grew up
with the great man’s accomplishments all around me.
The home he took such pains to build, Monticello
, where you can see examples of his many inventions and innovations, is 2 miles
to the south overlooking the University that he founded and designed.
The Rotunda and the “Lawn”
University of Virginia are working examples of Mr. Jefferson’s vision in
creating a functional but beautiful educational environment.
Mr. Jefferson’s tombstone at Monticello has this epitaph he wrote for himself and in which he purposefully neglected to mention being the governor of Virginia, or Vice President and President of the United States, but including those things he thought were most important:
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