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2015 White House Christmas Ornament; Rebecca The Raccoon Icon

2015 White House Christmas Ornament; Rebecca The Raccoon Icon

2015 White House Christmas Ornament; Rebecca The Raccoon Icon

A little raccoon was sent from Mississippi to be part of the White House Thanksgiving meal in 1926, but the Coolidge’s liked her so much they adopted her as a pet instead. The raccoon was named Rebecca on Christmas Eve 1926 and soon became a White House fixture.

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