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WILSON_200629_09.JPG: Black Lives Matters
Black History Matters
[They fixed up the second "Matters" after I sent an email to Garrett Peck about it.]
WILSON_200629_10.JPG: Victory Gardens
America's Cultural History
Did you know that Victory Gardens started during World War I when Woodrow Wilson was president?
In 1918, much of Washington DC federal land was divided into community vegetable gardens. Over 20 million households planted Victory (also known as Liberty, War, or Kitchen) Gardens to aid the war effort.
WILSON_200629_28.JPG: The amazing history of Victory Gardens
WILSON_200629_36.JPG: The fascinating story of Columbia
WILSON_200629_43.JPG: Victory Gardens
America's Cultural History
Why a Victory Garden today?
Edit Wilson and other first ladies since have asked Americans to plant a garden when there is insecurity whether that be over war, food, climate -- or disease.
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Wikipedia Description: Woodrow Wilson House
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The Woodrow Wilson House was the residence of the Twenty-Eighth President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson. Located in Washington, D.C. at 2340 S Street NW on Embassy Row, the president lived there after his second term as president. On February 3rd, 1924, Wilson died in an upstairs bedroom. Today the home is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and operated as a museum.
President Woodrow Wilson bought the home on Embassy Row in the last months of his second term as President of the United States as a gift to his wife, Edith Bolling Wilson. He presented the deed to the house to her in December of 1920, all the while he had never actually seen the home in person. The former president and his wife moved into the home on Inauguration Day, which in 1921 was March 4th, not the current date of January 20th. Wilson made several modifications to the house which included: a billiard's room, a stacks for his library of over 8,000 books, an elevator, and a one story brick garage.
It was from the balcony of the house that Wilson addressed a crowd on November 11th, 1923, as his last public appearance. And while the Wilsons had few guests, former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George and former French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau did visit the ailing former president there. After Wilson's death in 1924, Edith Wilson lived there until her death on December 28, 1961. She bequeathed the property and many of its furnishings to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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2020 photos: The year is too new to have anything to report. The Covid-19 disaster cut off most events here in DC after March 11 and even cut off going outside after awhile. Here's hoping honesty and integrity wins for a change this November.