Washington's Immense Legacy

Washington’s legacy is immense and immensely variegated. Known to many as the “father of his country,” Washington’s name or face adorns the federal capital, a holiday, two currency denominations ($1 Federal Reserve note, 25 cent Treasury coin), various stamps, a massive piece of carved stone in South Dakota called Mount Rushmore and a 555-foot obelisk on the mall in the nation’s capital. It has also graced numerous private banks and/or their notes, moralistic stories (about cherry trees and what not), place names from hamlets to mountains to an entire state, innumerable streets, boulevards and avenues, and four colleges and universities.