Compass rose for Monticello's weather vane - Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 38° 00.621 W 078° 27.130
17S E 723679 N 4210027
Quick Description: The compass rose is connected to the weather vane, so that Thomas Jefferson did not have to go out into the rain to see which way the wind was coming...
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2010 7:43:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM8J34
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Lee-2
Views: 19

Long Description:
Innovation - improving on other's ideas was a trait of the third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. He connect the arrow for a compass rose in the porch ceiling to a weather vane so that his household could tell which way the wind was blowing - without having to get out into the elements.

So as you take the Monticello home tour, look up before you enter the house.
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