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George Washington visits Mercer


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RE-ENACTOR DAVID Best portrays George Washington at a Mercer, Wis., Library event at the community center Thursday.


MERCER, Wis. - George Washington visited Mercer Thursday to talk about his life. Re-enactor David Best, who is from Indianapolis but has property on Pike Lake in Mercer, portrayed the nation's first president to a crowd in the Mercer Community Center.

Speaking in the first person, Best talked about Washington's life - from the beginning of his military career in the lead-up to the French and Indian War and his marriage to Martha, through the American Revolution the presidency, to retirement at Mount Vernon.

Best also talked about Washington's r...

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