Mountain Road Lottery

The Mountain Road Lottery was a project conceived in 1767 by George Washington, Captain Thomas Bullitt, and others.wikipedia
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The Mountain Road Lottery was a project conceived in 1767 by George Washington, Captain Thomas Bullitt, and others.
George Washington's Mountain Road Lottery in 1768 was unsuccessful, but these rare lottery tickets bearing Washington's signature became collectors' items; one example sold for about $15,000 in 2007.

George Washington

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The Mountain Road Lottery was a project conceived in 1767 by George Washington, Captain Thomas Bullitt, and others.

Thomas Bullitt

The Mountain Road Lottery was a project conceived in 1767 by George Washington, Captain Thomas Bullitt, and others.

Virginia Regiment

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Captain Bullitt had served with Washington in the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War (1754–1763).

French and Indian War

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Captain Bullitt had served with Washington in the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War (1754–1763).

Allegheny Mountains

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The idea was to build a road through the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia and to construct a resort in the area now known as The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia.

Hot Springs, Virginia

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The idea was to build a road through the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia and to construct a resort in the area now known as The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia.

The Virginia Gazette

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Advertisements for the lottery were placed in The Virginia Gazette that offered 6,000 tickets to be sold at one pound each.

Warm Springs Valley

That road is now part of Virginia Routes 629 and 39 from Jennings Gap into Warm Springs Valley, site of the famous Homestead Hotel.

Bath, Somerset

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The general idea behind the project was to build a resort similar to that with hot springs in Bath, England.

Bath County, Virginia

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Augusta County in Virginia eventually was renamed Bath County, and is the home to a magnificent resort and numerous hot springs.

Cumberland Mountains

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When Eric Bender (Tickets To Fortune, 1938) made the incorrect statement that George Washington's Mountain Road Lottery "was to build a road over the Cumberland Mountains," he had no idea that his unsubstantiated conclusion would find its way into the Encyclopædia Britannica, and thus become an erroneous reference source for lottery historians.

Encyclopædia Britannica

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When Eric Bender (Tickets To Fortune, 1938) made the incorrect statement that George Washington's Mountain Road Lottery "was to build a road over the Cumberland Mountains," he had no idea that his unsubstantiated conclusion would find its way into the Encyclopædia Britannica, and thus become an erroneous reference source for lottery historians.

The Omni Homestead Resort

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The idea was to build a road through the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia and to construct a resort in the area now known as The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia.

History (American TV channel)

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A lottery ticket from the Mountain Road Lottery was featured on History's Pawn Stars at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, NV.

Pawn Stars

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A lottery ticket from the Mountain Road Lottery was featured on History's Pawn Stars at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, NV.

Las Vegas

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A lottery ticket from the Mountain Road Lottery was featured on History's Pawn Stars at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, NV.