Monticello
Monticello is Italian for Mountain or Mountain Top. It is was the private home of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States.
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Jefferson loved the view from this large home.
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Montecello
Jefferson supposedly laid out the plans for the paths and plants all around the estate.
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Montecello
Your beautiful Grandma Bert poses at Monticello.
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Montecello
The gardens are maintained as they were in Jefferson's time.
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Montecello
These lower facilities housed such things as grains, vegetables and meats as well as servants (slaves).
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Pumpkins growing at Monticello when Grandma Bert and Grandpa Roy were there.
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Montecello
Jefferson's view. Majestic even on a gray day.
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Montecello
The garden, as it would have looked in the early 1800s.
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Montecello
Today a ramp for handicapped visitors somewhat obscurs the view of the mansion across the lawn.
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Montecello
The opposite end of the mansion.
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More of the beautiful plantings at Monticello.
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Montecello
The path is lined with flowers along both sides, all around the lawn.
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The Nickle Shot, so called because it was on the back of the U.S. five cent piece for so many years.
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The well-maintained garden at Monticello.
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Montecello
Locked gate to the private Jefferson family cemetery.
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Montecello
The bronze sign says it all.
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Montecello
A short history of the cemetery.
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Montecello
Layout of the Jefferson family cemetery.
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Montecello
Overall view of the cemetery.
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Montecello
Jefferson's relatives' resting place.
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Montecello
A beautiful arrangement greets visitors to Montecello.
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Montecello
Thomas Jefferson's headstone.
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Montecello
This stone was set in 1901 by The Jefferson Club of St. Louis, Missouri.
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