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With the central, Doyleston, PA, location of our hotel, we were not too far from our final objective, George Washington's Valley Forge encampment. Washington chose this location because it was far enough away from Philadelphia, PA, which was occupied by the British, to prevent a surprise attack but close enough to maintain contact with the British army. The British had been there before him and had destroyed facilities in the area including the forge for which the area was named. Before the days of total war, the British had failed to destroy the civilian home which Washington rented as his headquarters.

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[0:00] Pausing to load the Google Earth map
[0:20] Leaving the hotel heading for Valley Forge, PA
[1:03] Arriving at Valley Forge Encampment
[1:19] At the Valley Forge Encampment Visitor's Center where we watch an orientation movie
[1:46] Starting a driving tour of the encampment area
[2:52] Stopping at the National Memorial Arch
[3:30] Approaching the impressive equestrian statue of General Anthony Wane
[4:02] Approaching the area where George Washington had his headquarters
[4:18] On a walking tour of Washington's headquarters
[4:56] Starting our return to Frederick, MD

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