Mar 13, The story goes that when Washington was six years old, he received a hatchet as a gift, after which he promptly went and cut down his father’s favorite cherry tree.
When his father found out about it, he was understandably angry and confronted his son, asking if he had done it, to which little George replied that yes, indeed, he had done treecut.buzzg: Melrose MA.
The famous story of a young George Washington cutting down a cherry tree with his hatchet has captured the imagination of generations. Mason Locke Weems’ biography, The Life of Washington, was first published in and was an instant bestseller.
However the cherry tree myth did not appear until the book’s fifth edition, published in Missing: Melrose MA. View photos, property record valuation and tax data for Washington St #2 Melrose MA Type: Condominium (Residential), Sq.
Ft:Bedrooms: 1, Baths: 1. View photos, property record valuation and tax data for Washington St Melrose MA Type: Single Family Residential, Sq. Ft: 2, Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 3. The cherry tree myth and other stories showed readers that Washington’s public greatness was due to his private virtues. Washington’s achievements as a general and president were familiar to people in the early nineteenth century, but little was known about his relationship with his father, who died when Washington was only eleven years treecut.buzzg: Melrose MA.