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LAST -- President who served in the American Revolution, The Hermitage, Hermitage TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 36° 12.846 W 086° 36.920
16S E 534575 N 4007764
Quick Description: President Andrew Jackson was the last American president to serve in the American Revolution
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2019 9:35:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM10CT8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
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Long Description:
A fascinating exhibit inside the visitor center at the Hermitage lists Andrew Jackson's firsts, lasts, and onlys.

Among these tidbits: Andrew Jackson was the last US president to have served in the Revolutionary War.

The exhibit display reads as follows:

"ANDREW JACKSON'S FIRSTS, LASTS AND ONLYS

*First President to be a resident of a state other than Massachusetts or Virginia

*First Tennessee representative to the U.S. House

*First President to ride a train

*First President to be assaulted while in office

*First President to be the target of an assassination attempt

*Last President was served in the Revolutionary war (he participated age 13)

*Only President to have been held as prisoner war

*Only President to have raised a Native American child -- Lyncoya, who was found orphaned after the battle of Tallushatchee (1813)

*Only President to have served in both the American Revolution and the war of 1812

*Only President to have paid off the national debt

AT THE WHITE HOUSE:

*First President to add running water to the White House

*First President to install indoor toilets at the White House

JUST A FEW MORE THINGS

*Jackson was largely self-taught -- he read widely, from the Bible and the classics to dozens of daily and weekly newspapers

*Jackson did not free any of his slaves

*Jackson was only the second President to be photographed

*While he was in office, some farmers gave Jackson a 1,400 pound wheel of cheese. He invited all comers to help themselves and, for weeks after, the White House reeked of cheese.

*Jackson's pet parrot, Poll, attended his funeral service, but had to be removed after he started cursing at the mourners."
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