Hermitage

Northeast of Nashville, TN lies the home of Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States who was elected in 1828. He was called “The Peoples’ President”.

The original 421 acre frontier farm was purchased in 1804. In 41 years, until his death in 1845, Jackson built the property up to a 1,000 acre diversified cotton plantation. It is an amazing story of an unconventional individual surrounded by contradiction, conflict and political upheaval.

Hmmm, sounds familiar today.

Thought for the Day: It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purpose.
Andrew Jackson

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