Saturday, March 22, 2008

Raise the Rutherford!

White House Easter Egg Roll

The continuing, slightly humorous series to erect a statue of Rutherford B. Hayes in Cincinnati.

Need another reason why Rutherford B. Hayes needs his own statue in the Queen City? This Easter we remember it was President Rutherford B. Hayes who started the White House Easter egg roll in 1878. From the Rutherford B. Hayes website:

"Hayes let it be known that children living nearby could gather on the White House lawn on Easter to play games after Congress banned the youngsters from playing on the Capitol grounds."

A true man of the people!
Photo from the White House website.

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