Thomas Jefferson: Founding Father of Failed Farmers.

In celebration of July Fourth, let us remember Thomas Jefferson–founding father and author of the Declaration of Independence. By writing such a highfalutin document, however, Jefferson nearly outdid himself and overshadowed his greatest accomplishment, achieving the distinction as Virginia’s worst farmer. Among neighboring farmers, the joke was Jefferson couldn’t even grow oats and thus merely … Continue reading Thomas Jefferson: Founding Father of Failed Farmers.


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