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ONLYS -- Of President Andrew Jackson, 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 only American President to serve in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812, the only US President to pay off the national debt, and other interesting facts
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2019 10:17:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM10CTF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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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, and the only US President to have served in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

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."
Type of documentation of superlative status: Exhibit in a permanent gallery

Location of coordinates: In the gallery

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