The foundation of the building George Washington grew up in has been located on Ferry Farm near Fredericksburg, Va.
Alas, among the thousands of artifacts - including wig curlers and toothbrush handles made of bone - there was no sign of an axe head or the stump of a cherry tree. That never-tell-a-lie story is an urban legend.
And the one where he threw a silver dollar across the Rappahannock River (or was it the Potomac)? They weren't minted until he was 62.