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Sheep graze on the White House lawn during Woodrow Wilson's tenure. They were kept as part of the WWI war effort, "Conservation was the by word around the White House; eight sheep were soon gracing the lawns . . . many thousands of dollars were raised for the Red Cross through the auctioning of wool. Two pounds of wool were sold for each state when the sheep were fleeced of almost a hundred pounds of raw wool." - White House Maid and Seamstress Lillian Rogers Parks (My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House, Fleet, 1961)
Date 1918
Source, cites the Library of Congress
Author unknown, most likely from a U.S. Federal Gov. source
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