Crapo History

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Meet Mike Crapo. He’s Idaho’s “other” senator, the one who isn’t Larry Craig.

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Mike wants you to visit our nation’s capitol, but for a guy from the Rocky Mountain West he seems awfully interested in steering you to Confederate tourist spots.

crapo-silver-mouse.jpg Crapo’s “Silver Mouse Award” winning Senate website alerts interested visitors that the capitol area is alive with history, mostly in the form of dead white men’s houses.

“Four of the first five U.S. presidents made Virginia their home. Within a few hours’ drive of Washington, DC, you can visit several homes and sites that were significant in the lives of George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and other founding Fathers. You will find information below on Presidential homes as well as other historic homes that may be of interest.”

Crapo’s tour begins with Arlington House, the Custis-Lee Mansion smack dab in the middle of Arlington National Cemetary. Readers are thoughtfully informed that here Robert E. Lee wrote his tear-stained resignation from the US Army, but no tales of his war adventures, or how come all those bodies ended up in the front yard.

The Crapo crusaders find space to point to Lee’s birthplace, hours away from Washington, but miss out on the Lee Fendall House in nearby Alexandria, perhaps tainted by it’s past ownership by Mineworkers leader John L. Lewis.


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