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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Did You Know that the Man Who Posed as Washington for the Quarter was Born in Wicomico County?

It’s true! Drexel M. Truitt, the man who posed as George Washington for the quarter was born in Pittsville in Wicomico County. Truitt was an actor who used the name “David Ward”. He played the role of George Washington many times in movies and on stage, and bore such a resemblance to Washington that he was used as the model for the head on the 25-cent piece when it was issued in 1932.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pittsville must have been full of pretenders. First this guy and later was that yahoo who invented Kwanzaa.

Anonymous said...

That's cool

Anonymous said...

9:33
He was born in Parsonsburg.

Anonymous said...

9:33-He was from Parsonsbug.

Anonymous said...

wow

Anonymous said...

The woman that posed as Hillary was a robot.

Anonymous said...

A really good documentary on the History Channel showed the death masks that were made when the Presidents died.A computer analyzed the masks in 3-D and produced an exact likeness.Washington looked quite different than he did in the old paintings,but Lincoln looked exactly as we have always seen him.

Anonymous said...

July 25, 2018 at 9:36 PM:

Painted portraits will always look different than photographs. There were no cameras in George Washington's time.

Anonymous said...

GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE. Pittsville, that is.