Repair bill brings into question who owns White Post’s post

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Posted: December 3, 2012

Lt. Col. Erik Gordon (left) receives the unit flag from the Virginia National Guard’s Winchester-based Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team from Col. John Epperly in a change-of-command ceremony on Saturday at the Cherry-Beasley Readiness Center at 181 Pendleton Drive. Partially obscured by Epperly is outgoing commander Lt. Col. Paul Gilman. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
White Post Restorations collected the village of White Post’s post (left) after it was hit by a dairy truck driver and repaired it. Unlike others who’ve hit the post, the dairy owner won’t pay the repair bill until he finds out who owns the landmark, which was erected by George Washington. Right, an orange barrel marks the post’s location at the intersection of Berry’s Ferry and White Post roads. The repaired post has since been erected.

WHITE POST — Since George Washington first pounded a wooden post into the ground at the village of White Post in the 18th century to point the way to the home of Thomas Lord Fairfax, the single…

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