Welcome back to our very understated, tasteful, and – dare I say – composed glance back at Thomas Jefferson in 2008 through the eyes of the Jeffersonia Blog.
Today we’re going to look at our Top 20 posts for the year. Please don’t forget to comment on your favorite at the bottom of the post…
- Our top post of the year looked at how modern history has ranked TJ as President of these United States. Click here to pad the count
- Coming in a close second (or first place loser) was our post about TJ’s genius in Thomas Jefferson – Renaissance Man
- Coming in 3rd, we looked at TJ-centric Historical Places in Virginia
- Our 4th most popular post featured Mr. Jefferson’s favorite chair
- Next we looked at the phenomenon that is run during the 7th inning stretch at the Washington Nationals home games, known as the Presidents Race.
- No year would be complete without raving about the mighty Albermarle Pippin!
- It wasn’t scandalous, but it was interesting – our update on Scotchtown and Mrs. Madison
- Not to be ignored, Esopus Spitzenburg!
- What did Thomas Jefferson really say about banks and banking?
- The Declaration of Independence Unplugged
- Clocking in at #11, economist Richard Maybury predicts the next Jefferson
- We checked out the progress on Monticello’s slammin’ new Visitor Center
- We scratched the surface on TJ’s love of architecture
- We noted Mr. Madison was a frugal Commander-in-Chief
- Book on Hemmings wins National Book Award
- We examined Rachel Levy’s grave at Monticello
- TJ throws down against tyranny
- “Little Monticello” gets a facelift
- “Little Monticello” gets even more press!
- Shaking hands at White House invented by Mr. Jefferson himself!
Well, it was a banner year here. Please tell us what you think…