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Easter Egg Roll: 1953

Easter Egg Roll: 1953

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March 8, 1953
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Easter Egg Roll: 1953

"The traditional Washington children's custom of Easter egg rolling on the White House lawn will be resumed April 6 after a lapse of 12 years, President Eisenhower decided today.... President Eisenhower personally has explored the potentialities of the White House lawn for the propulsion of rolling objects he has used it for golf practice from time to time... In 1942 the White House grounds were closed to the event because of the war, and the egg rolling was transferred to the West Grounds of the Capitol where 132,000 turned out. In 1943 the food saving order stopped the event."

—"Easter Eggs to Roll Once More at the White House This Year," The Washington Post, March 8, 1953

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