Fun Fact: Did You Know that the Man Who Posed as Washington for the Quarter was Born in Wicomico County?

Question: Did you know that the man who posed as Washington for the quarter was born in Wicomico County?

quarterIt’s true! Drexel M. Truitt, the man who posed as George Washington for the quarter was born in Pittsville in Wicomico County. Truitt was an actor who used the name “David Ward”. He played the role of George Washington many times in movies and on stage, and bore such a resemblance to Washington that he was used as the model for the head on the 25-cent piece when it was issued in 1932.

wicomico seal and mapSources: @FunWicomico and Findagrave.com

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