Friday, February 13, 2009

Hard Times Call for Sheep!

Maybe Obama will do what Wilson did!

Sheep on the South Lawn, 1919

During World War I, sheep were brought to graze on the lawns to reduce groundskeeping costs, and their wool was auctioned to raise money for the Red Cross. The sheep stayed at the White House until 1920.

Woodrow Wilson and the Sheep on the Whitehouse Lawn

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