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Posted at 10:29 AM in History and Culture Exhibitions | Permalink
The sheep pictured are from Belair Farm, in Bowie, MD. They're enjoying a turf meal at the White House. William Woodward, Belair's owner, sent sheep to Washington at the request of President Wilson. The "herd" functioned as grass cutters. At the end of their stay at the Executive Mansion, they were shorn and the wool was sold at an auction for the War Fund, which benefitted America's WWI fighting forces.
pam w. |
June 26, 2008 at 02:43 PM
The sheep were "loaned" to President Wilson during WWI to act as "grass cutters" at the White House, where they are pictured. Their sheared wool was auctioned after their stay at the White House, and the proceeds used to aid the War Fund for soldiers.
Pam W. |
June 26, 2008 at 02:36 PM
If readers need a hint, the owner of the sheep, the setting (one of the 2 words), and city location all share the same initial as the primary byproduct of these even-toed ungulates.
Ann (project editor) |
May 07, 2008 at 11:51 AM
Hmmm. I'm stumped, but I'm too proud to cheat.
May 04, 2008 at 08:13 PM
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