This myth is frequently told to demonstrate Washington’s considerable physical strength.
The Potomac River is over a mile wide at Mount Vernon and even George Washington did not have the arm to fling a silver dollar that far.
Moreover, there were no silver dollars when Washington was a young man.
His step-grandson reported that Washington once threw a piece of slate across the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, which is much narrower, and that may be the origin of this story.
Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.
His manager, Michael Lippman, said he had suffered a heart failure but claimed there was 'no foul play whatsoever'.
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George Washington – first American president, commander of the Continental Army, president of the Constitutional Convention, and gentleman planter.
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Produced by Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin and starring Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Sally Struthers, and Rob Reiner, All in the Family revolves around the life of a working-class bigot and his family.
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