PHOTOS: George Washington's Boyhood Home Discovered

PHOTOS: George Washington's Boyhood Home Discovered
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Sixty-three 18th-century wig curlers of various sizes were among a half million artifacts found at the site of George Washington's childhood home, archaeologists announced in July 2008.

Such curlers were used by wealthy colonists—both men and women—to curl hair, wigs, and even to style the manes of their horses, historians say.

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