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Crystal Ptacek

Last week archaeologists began test excavations at an early-19th century stone house at Tufton, one of the four quarter farms that comprised Monticello Plantation. The stone house is an important part of the Monticello story...MORE »

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Dr. Gary Sellick

While historians have been quick to highlight the national reasons for Jefferson’s vocal support for the admission of Missouri, the situation at Monticello that shaped his thinking has been largely overlooked. In September 1819, Jefferson had agreed to be guarantor of two $10,000 loans for his...MORE »

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