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America’s First Christmas

By RICH GRANT     It is forever Christmas at McKonkey’s Ferry Inn. The dining room in this lovely tavern, located on the banks of the Delaware River, 42 miles upstream from Philadelphia, is always decorated as it would have been on Christmas night, 1776, when George Washington had dinner here. As Washington dined, 2,400 of his men assembled outside along the

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