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Pieces of George Washington's original coffin will be on the block at an upcoming auction in Dallas. The items related to Washington feature objects that have been passed down through generations of his relatives.

    Washington artifacts up for auction

    Pieces of George Washington's original coffin, instruments he used to survey land and documents that include letters, land deeds and wills are expected to be part of an upcoming auction in Dallas.

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  • "Annie Oakley is remembered as an incredibly talented trick shooter," said Tom Slater, with Heritage auctioneers, The Daily Mail reported. "She was so popular that arguably she made Buffalo Bill's show famous, not the other way around. ... [She] was named Little Sure Shot by Native American chief Sitting Bull, who also toured with the show."

    Annie Oakley's antique shotgun sells for near $300K at auction →

  • Mr. Slater said he thinks the surveying equipment will be of particular interest to those interested in Washington's early life, before he became commander in chief of the continental army during the Revolutionary War and the nation's first president in 1789.

    Washington artifacts up for auction →

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