George Washington Threw What Across What River?
If you search for anything involving George Washington and throwing things across a river, you will find many articles that supposedly tell the real story. Most will tell you that it wasn’t a silver dollar, but a piece of slate. Some will say that his son or grandson witnessed the toss.
Most of these stories are as apocryphal as the story they want to debunk. Let’s do the tiny bit of research that most neglect.