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Charlottesville May 2015

         
Ruckersville antiques and curiosities
 
 
James Madison's home at Montpellier, also showing some of its du Pont family glories.


 
The du Ponts owned the property 1901-83; the fox refers to hunting on the estate.  

 
Turning a few pages with James and Dolly
 
A lot of archaeology underway to recreate the house slaves' quarters
 
Speaking of labor, a great day for raking hay


About a quarter mile away, the family graves

Dolly (1768-1849) outlived James (1751-1836, president 1809-17) by many years.
His is the large memorial far right, hers the one to the left.


Montpellier had its own depot for the DuPont family
   
   
 

Gordonsvlle
   
Wonderful brunch at Pomme!