June 24, 2004

Woodworth, Overhulser Claim First Wins Of 2004 At The Bentz GM Country Scotland County Speedway

by Brian Neal

Memphis, MO (June 19)-Denny Woodworth (Late Models) and Brian Overhulser (Cruisers) claimed their first wins of 2004 at the Bentz GM Country Scotland County Speedway on Primrose Realty/Kay Eggleston Bookkeeping & Tax Service night. Also picking up wins in their classes included Mark Burgtorf (USRA Modifieds), Ryan Cook (USRA Stock Cars), Jerry Reese, Jr. (USRA B-Modifieds), Mike Shelton (USRA Hobby Stocks) and Tyler Schulte (Hornets).

Denny Woodworth took advantage of his front row starting spot in the 15-lap Late Model feature to grab the lead on lap 1. Jody Wood would challenge Woodworth throughout the entire 15 lap feature, but Woodworth held on to claim his first win of 2004 at the speedway. Lynn Monroe was 3rd, Thad Trump was 4th, with Jay Chenoweth coming home in 5th. Wood picked up the heat race win.

The 15-lap USRA Modified feature saw front row starter Mark Burgtorf jump out to the lead on lap 1, with Tony Fraise behind in second. Burgtorf and Fraise battled for the lead for all 15 laps with Burgtorf holding on to win. Jim Gillenwater came home 3rd, Phillip Cossel was 4th, with Ryan Meyer rounding out the top 5. The heat race win went to Fraise.

Mike Robinson took the lead on lap 1 of the 15-lap USRA Stock Car feature, with Ryan Cook close behind in second. Robinson, who was running the bottom, and R.Cook, who was running the middle, battled side by side for the lead the next 5 laps. R.Cook took the lead on lap 6. Robinson would try R.Cook on the bottom several times, but R.Cook held him off to claim his second win of 2004 at Memphis. Jason Cook came from 9th to finish 3rd. Matt Greiner came from 10th to finish 4th, with Todd Phillips coming home in 5th. Butch Bailey and David Wietholder picked up heat race wins.

Jerry Reese, Jr. grabbed the lead on lap 1 of the 12-lap USRA B-Modified feature, with Jerry Poor challenging him in second. Reese, Jr. would lead all 12 laps to get back in the winners circle. Poor was 2nd. Bob Woodrow came from 10th to finish 3rd, with Jack Evans, Jr. in 4th, and Danny Daggs rounding out the top 5. Heat race winners were Woodrow and Reese, Jr.

Twenty-nine USRA Hobby Stocks took to the track for their 12-lap feature, with Jason Overhulser jumping out front on the start. Overhulser would hold the lead until lap 5 when Jeremy Hamlin slipped under him for the top spot. Hamlin and Overhulser continued to battle for the lead, as Mike Shelton, who started 8th, was working his way toward the front. Shelton grabbed the lead from Hamlin on lap 10 and then held him off on the final 2 laps to pick up his third win in a row at Memphis. Overhulser was 3rd, Tony Becerra was 4th, with Mark Holt coming home in 5th.

Overhulser, Shelton, Hamlin and Mark Jacob picked up heat race wins.

Brian Overhulser took advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 of the Cruiser feature, with Michael St.Clair close behind in second. Overhulser led until lap 3, when St.Clair slipped under him for the top spot. Overhulser would come back on the top of the speedway to take the lead back on lap 4 and then held off St.Clair and David Hudson on the final lap to claim his first win of the season at Memphis. Larry Powell came home in 4th, with Shawn Crowell rounding out the top 5. Heat race win went to Overhulser.

The 10 lap Hornet feature saw Tyler Schulte take the lead on lap 1,with Dave Burdette and Dennis Schulte battling in second. T.Schulte would hold the top spot until lap 5 when D.Schulte slipped under him for the lead. T.Schulte grabbed the lead back from D.Schulte on lap 7 and then held on for another win at the speedway. Burdette was 3rd, Jim Oliver was 4th, with Ros Hammel coming home in 5th. T.Schulte won the heat.

Coming up next week at the Bentz GM Country Scotland County Speedway is IMI Equipment-NAPA night. All classes will be in action with Gates Opening at 4:30 p.m., Hot Laps at 6:00 p.m. and Racing at 6:30 p.m.



Results

Late Models

Heat Race: 1.Jody Wood, Donnellson, IA 2.Denny Woodworth, Mendon, IL 3.Lynn Monroe, Memphis 4.Jay Chenoweth, West Burlington, IA 5.Thad Trump, Kahoka 6.Jason Krigbaum, Hannibal 7.Jerry Asher, Kirksville 8.Justin Fuller Memphis

Feature: 1.Woodworth, 2.Wood, 3.Monroe, 4.Trump, 5.Chenoweth, 6.Asher, 7.Krigbaum, 8.Fuller

USRA Modifieds

Heat Race: 1.Tony Fraise, Donnellson, IA, 2.Ryan Meyer, Liberty, IL 3.Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, IL 4.Phillip Cossel, Montrose, IA 5.Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk, IA 6.Jardin Fuller, Memphis 7.Doak Allen, West Burlington, IA 8.Bob Dale, Gorin 9.Brad Ford, Mt.Pleasant, IA

Feature: 1.Burgtorf, 2.Fraise, 3.Gillenwater, 4.Cossel, 5.Meyer, 6.Fuller, 7.Allen, 8.Dale, 9.Ford

USRA Stock Cars

Heat Race 1: 1.Butch Bailey, Novelty 2.Michael Browning, Edina 3.Brandon Bandstra, Lynnville, IA 4.Mike Robinson, Moravia, IA 5.Matt Greiner, Washington, IA 6.Harley Hill, Kahoka 7.Jim Brown, Fremont, IA 8.Kiel Morton, Kirksville 9.Troy Alexander, Memphis

Heat Race 2: 1.David Wietholder, Liberty, IL 2.Ryan Cook, West Point, IA 3.Jason Cook, Mt.Pleasant, IA 4.Bob Lynch, Ottumwa, IA 5.Todd Phillips, Ollie, IA 6.Rodger Dresden, Keokuk, IA 7.Mark Antal, Lancaster 8.Phillip Cossel, Montrose, IA

Feature: 1.R.Cook, 2.Robinson, 3.J.Cook, 4.Greiner, 5.Phillips, 6.Bailey, 7.Brown, 8.Alexander, 9.Wietholder, 10.Lynch, 11.Hill, 12.Dresden, 13.Morton, 14.Antal, 15.Bandstra, 16.Cossel, 17.Browning

USRA B-Modifieds

Heat Race 1: 1.Bob Woodrow, Perry 2.Jack Evans, Jr., Keokuk, IA 3.Jerry Poor, Novelty 4.John Shaffer, Memphis 5.Danny Daggs, Kahoka 6.Larry Newman, Kirksville 7.Pete Toubekis, Keokuk, IA 8.Todd Morton, Kirksville

Heat Race 2: 1.Jerry Reese, Jr., Baring 2.Logan Trueblood, Memphis 3.Luke Holst, Augusta, IL 4.Tony Morton, Kirksville 5.Amos Zimmerman, Memphis 6.Robbie Mauck, Knox City 7.David Snyder, Greentop

Feature: 1.Reese, Jr, 2.Poor, 3.Woodrow, 4.Evans, Jr. 5.Daggs, 6.Shaffer, 7.Trueblood, 8.Newman, 9.Holst, 10.Tony Morton, 11.Zimmerman, 12.Mauck, 13.Toubekis, 14.Todd Morton, 15.Snyder

USRA Hobby Stocks

Heat Race 1: 1.Jason Overhulser, Alexandria 2.Josh Soper, Kahoka 3.Robert Kibbe, Salem, IA 4.Heather Woodrow, Perry 5.Brad Weber, Donnellson, IA 6.Jim Walker, Mystic, IA 7.Jimmy Hooper, Wyaconda 8.Brandon Symmonds, Keokuk, IA

Heat Race 2: 1.Mike Shelton, Ottumwa, IA 2.Jeff Soper, Kahoka 3.Tim Pettibone, Moravia, IA 4.Richard Hudson, Arbela 5.Robbie Rains, Bonaparte, IA 6.Jim Lynch, Farmington, IA 7.Kevin Cheney, Quincy, IL

Heat Race 3: 1.Jeremy Hamlin, Memphis 2.Doug Small, Memphis 3.Tony Becerra, Carthage, IL 4.Abe Huls, Carthage, IL 5.Justin Hamelton, Hamilton, IL 6.Gordon Hudson, Arbela 7.Earl Six, Keokuk, IA

Heat Race 4: 1.Mark Jacob, Carthage, IL 2.Michael Lay, Lewistown 3.Mark Holt, Memphis 4.Patrick Profeta, Keokuk, IA 5.Beau Taylor, Canton 6.Allan Rains, Bonaparte, IA 7.JR Miller, Fairfield, IA

Feature: 1.Shelton, 2.Hamlin, 3.Overhulser, 4.Becerra, 5.Holt, 6.Huls, 7.Josh Soper, 8.Symmonds, 9.R.Rains, 10.Jeff Soper, 11.Kibbe, 12.Woodrow, 13.Miller, 14.Pettibone, 15.Profeta, 16.Jacob, 17.Cheney, 18.R.Hudson, 19.Six, 20.G.Hudson, 21.Hamelton, 22.Lay, 23.Taylor, 24.A.Rains, 25.Small, 26.Walker, 27.Weber, 28.Hooper, 29.Lynch

Cruisers

Heat Race: 1.Brian Overhulser, Alexandria 2.Michael St.Clair, Wayland 3.Larry Powell, Hannibal 4.Shawn Crowell, Alexandria 5.Eric Bergheger, Hannibal 6.David Hudson, Memphis 7.Bill O'Haver, Kirksville 8.Tanya Wietholder, Liberty, IL 9.Jon Antal, Lancaster 10.Kevin Fountain, Arbela

Feature: 1.Overhulser, 2.St.Clair, 3.Hudson, 4.Powell, 5.Crowell, 6.Wietholder, 7.Bergheger, 8.Antal, 9.O'Haver, 10.Fountain

Hornets

Heat Race: 1.Tyler Schulte, Montrose, IA 2.Dennis Schults, Keokuk, IA 3.Dave Burdette, Keokuk, IA 4.TJ Newberry, Keokuk, IA 5.Jim Oliver, Hamilton, IL 6.Ros Hammel, Hamilton, IL 7.Brandon Savage, Keokuk, IA 8.Danny Miller, Gorin 9.Donnie DeMint, Basco 10.Rick Miller, Gorin 11.Austin Schulte, Keokuk, IA

Feature: 1.T.Schulte, 2.D.Schulte, 3.Burdette, 4.Oliver, 5.Hammel, 6.Newberry, 7.Savage, 8.D.Miller, 9.DeMint, 10.R.Miller, 11.A.Schulte

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thursday, February 23 – Liver and Onions or Chicken Pattie, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Bread, Fruit

Friday, February 24 – Fish Fillet, Macaroni and Cheese, Baked Beans, Pickled Beets, Fruit Juice, Cornbread, Peanut/Butter Dessert

Monday, February 27 – Goulash, Italian Blend Vegetables, Lettuce Salad, Hot Roll, Peach Crisp

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ACTIVITIES

Thursday, February 23 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 26 – Fundraiser Soup Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Free will donation. Carry-outs available, call 465-7011.

Monday, February 27 – AAA and Care Board Meeting at 10:00 in Shelbina.

Thursday, March 2 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

VIRGINIA MAY (INSKIP) HUTSON (8/17/1947 – 2/12/2017)

Virginia May (Inskip) Hutson, age 69, of Windermere, FL, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017, in Florida Hospital Celebration Health in Celebration, FL.

She was born August 17, 1947, in Memphis, MO, the daughter of Charles Sylvester Inskip Sr. and Vera May Pulis Inskip.

She was united in marriage to William A. Hutson and to this union one daughter was born.

Surviving is her daughter Margaret May Hutson of Windermere, FL; one sister and four brothers, Lois Walker and husband Charles of Macon, MO, Charles J. Inskip and wife Linda of Rolla, MO, Charles S. Inskip Jr. and wife Vicky of Moberly, MO, Larry D. Inskip of Armstrong, MO, J. Dean Inskip and wife Carol of Ashland, MO, including many nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother Carl Ray Inskip.

Virginia was raised in Derby, Colorado where she received her education.

She was briefly employed with Banquet Foods in Macon, and worked in a nursing care facility in Columbia, MO. She also lived in Rolla, Macon, Higbee, Edina, and Moberly, MO; then moved to Florida in 2008 where she lived with her daughter Margaret.

Hobbies included Embroidery and collecting many types of hummingbird figurines, collectable plates of many varieties, and collectable spoons.

Memorial services were held Saturday February 18 at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.  Reverend Mike Myers officiated the services.  Burial was in the Linville Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to MargAret Hutson to help cover expenses.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO, 63537.

New Beginnings

There is a major part to the Christian belief system that tends to get past some; well…. maybe all of us.  That would be the truth, the fact, that in Christ we are new day by day.  Oh how we struggle to live this out.

At County Fairs some have a competition called a Tractor Pull.  One by one, each tractor is at the starting line pulling a cart with weights that transition into a heavier load as the trek progresses.  Eventually, the tractor stops in its tracks because it can no longer pull the load.  The one that travels the greatest length gets the trophy.

Our daily walk is sometimes just like a Tractor Pull.  The further into the day, the heavier the load until we are shut down in our tracks.  God is very much  aware of our dilemma and is devoted to its reversal. If God is anything, He is all about new, renewal, renewing.  Bible expression and confirmation is there for a reason.  He knows we will experience deep stress and provides a way out.  This isn’t just church chatter.  This is to be life… your life… my life… renewed life… day after day.

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day (II Cor. 4:16).

Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come (II Cor. 5:17).

It is for this very reason that Jesus called for our new beginning by being born again. Such isn’t a church doctrine as much as it is designed to restart our engines when we do more sputtering than effectively moving forward. Renewal…it’s a daily thing… so look toward it.  Experience it.  And tomorrow?  Start all over… new… again!

 

NEW BEGINNINGS

VIRGINIA MAY (INSKIP) HUTSON (8/17/1947 – 2/12/2017)

Virginia May (Inskip) Hutson, age 69, of Windermere, FL, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017, in Florida Hospital Celebration Health in Celebration, FL.

She was born August 17, 1947, in Memphis, MO, the daughter of Charles Sylvester Inskip Sr. and Vera May Pulis Inskip.

She was united in marriage to William A. Hutson and to this union one daughter was born.

Surviving is her daughter Margaret May Hutson of Windermere, FL; one sister and four brothers, Lois Walker and husband Charles of Macon, MO, Charles J. Inskip and wife Linda of Rolla, MO, Charles S. Inskip Jr. and wife Vicky of Moberly, MO, Larry D. Inskip of Armstrong, MO, J. Dean Inskip and wife Carol of Ashland, MO, including many nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother Carl Ray Inskip.

Virginia was raised in Derby, Colorado where she received her education.

She was briefly employed with Banquet Foods in Macon, and worked in a nursing care facility in Columbia, MO. She also lived in Rolla, Macon, Higbee, Edina, and Moberly, MO; then moved to Florida in 2008 where she lived with her daughter Margaret.

Hobbies included Embroidery and collecting many types of hummingbird figurines, collectable plates of many varieties, and collectable spoons.

Memorial services were held Saturday February 18 at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.  Reverend Mike Myers officiated the services.  Burial was in the Linville Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Margaret Hutson to help cover expenses.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO, 63537.

MARGARET ELLEN HOWARD   (8/3/31 – 1/24/17)

Margaret Howard, 85, peacefully passed away early Tuesday morning, January 24, 2017, at her home in Citrus Heights, CA following a short battle with cancer. Her daughters and son-in-law were with her.

Margaret was the daughter of the late Harry and Ruth Callahan, of Memphis, MO.

She is survived by her three daughters, Coleen Howard and Jana Howard, both of Sacramento, CA, and Sherri Kelleher (Dan) of Vacaville, CA; grandchildren Sean Kelleher (Sylvia), Jennifer Dean (Ned); great-granddaughter Kiera Margaux Dean; and former husband, Wilmer Howard. She is also survived by her brother, James Callahan (Barbara) of Godfrey, IL; and many nieces and nephews on the Callahan and Howard sides of her family.

Margaret graduated from Granger High School in 1948 and then attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville. She married in 1951 and moved to California in December 1955.  In 1970 she went to work at American River College in the Job Placement Center.  She worked there until retirement.    Throughout her life she made many trips back to Memphis to see family and friends.

At her request there were no services.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

BABY MARTIN

Sheldon and Ashley Martin of Memphis, MO are the proud parents of a daughter, Tirzah Rain, born February 9, 2017 at 10:36 p.m. at Northeast Regional Medical in Kirksville, MO.  Tirzah weighed 6 lbs 9 oz and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Ivan and Nancy Martin of Lancaster, MO and Lamar and Melody High of Downing, MO.

BABY ZEISET

Carl and Leann Zeiset of Memphis are the parents of a son, Corwin Grant Zeiset, born February 15, 2017 at 2:59 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Corwin weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and was 20 inches long. Siblings are Weston, Douglas and Jerian. Grandparents are John David and Nancy Zeiset of Memphis; and Ivan and Linda Martin of Memphis.

Rutledge Renegades

Neta Phillips picked up Aunt Jewell Brown and went to Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge at Memphis Pizza Hut.  Jewell said she had a wonderful time.  She received a box of candy and a word search puzzle book.

Katrina and Great-Aunt Neta went to Kirksville.

Charlene Montgomery went to Kirksville and visited with Charlene Wheeler.  Charlene then went to Kirksville Hospital and had surgery on her right wrist and then back home.

Katrina took Neta to Memphis Hospital where she had carpel tunnel surgery on her left hand and then back home.

Dorcas Martin visited with Marjorie Peterson.  She brought her a small loaf of homemade bread.  Great-Nephew Matt Rankin and family sent Marjorie a dozen roses.

Jim and Nancy Jo Waack went to Keosauqua, IA.

Jack White came from Palmyra to visit Air Force buddy, Bob Hunolt.  They went to visit woodworking friend, Arlo Trueblood in the Scotland County Hospital.

Some of those in this week were Tim Morris, Dale Tague, Neta Phillips, Bob and Dorothy Hunolt, Marjorie Peterson, Charlene Montgomery, Milt Clary, Rodger Holtman, Mike and Pam Blaine, Larry and Tamara Tague, Doris Day, and Thomas Kortkamp.

Living Life Over

FIVE YEARS AGO

On Feb. 15th Judge Karl DeMarce, a judge on the 1st Judicial Circuit (Scotland County) sat by special designation with the Supreme Court of Missouri.  DeMarce was sitting in the place of Judge Mary R. Russell who was recused from one case argued today.

In place of Russell, DeMarce heard the first case on the Court’s docket this morning: Case No. SC91968, State of Missouri ex rel.MoGas Pipeline LLC v. Missouri Public Service Commission, an appeal from Cole County regarding a state agency’s intervention in a federal regulatory proceeding.

TEN YEARS AGO

Several area residents were among the winners when more than $263.7 million in prizes of $1,000 or more were awarded to Missouri Lottery players during January.

Winners of $1,000 or more included: Irvin Bennett of Downing ($1,525), Charles Adams of Gorin and James Paris of Memphis (both $1,000).

20 YEARS AGO

Brian Robinson and Angie Stephenson were crowned at the 1997 Scotland County Courtwarming Royalty during halftime of the Tigers’ basketball game February 21st.  Robinson was crowned king by 1996 queen Melissa Harvey.  Stephenson was crowned queen by Patrick Miller who was standing in for his brother, Andy Miller, the 1996 king.

30 YEARS AGO

According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department, a farm house, owned by Ed and George Morrison, approximately 3 ½ miles northwest of Memphis, was broken into sometime between Thursday evening and Saturday evening.  The house was vandalized, with many valuable antiques stolen, and many antique dishes, glasses, etc., were broken and destroyed.  The vandalism and theft is under investigation by the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department.

40 YEARS AGO

Extensive damage was done to grave stones and mausoleums in the Gorin Cemetery by vandals sometime over the past week-end.  A number of grave stones were toppled and plates pried off mausoleums.

Also in Gorin, the home of Mrs. Bertha Walker has been broken into and vandalized.  Mrs. Walker, who lives alone, is currently a patient in a nursing home.

Both incidents are under investigation by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department.

The Gorin Cemetery Association is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandal or vandals.

50 YEARS AGO

A 4-H leader recognition and worship was held at the Memphis Christian Church on Wednesday with a turkey dinner served at the noon hour to some fifty persons.

Presentation was made to the following: Clover Award to the twenty year member, Florence Stevenson; there were 30 1st year awards presented, then four 5-year awards, Mrs. Ray Baker, Mrs. Letha Musgrove, Mrs. June Reed, Mrs. Alice Smith and four 10-year awards: Mrs. Hope Curry, Mrs. Beulah Davis, Mrs. Opal Durham and Mrs. Leota Lancaster.

60 YEARS AGO

A new feed store will open in Memphis Monday, March 4 in the Plenge building at 129 North Johnson Street, across the street from the elementary school.

The new feed store is owned by Homer Kapfer and will handle a complete line of Pay-Way feeds for livestock, poultry and pets.

Tom Newkirk is the local representative of the Pay-Way feed mills.

The building which the new store will occupy is a new one built by the late E. H. Plenge.  The new store hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  They will also have pick-up and delivery service.

70 YEARS AGO

A movement, which has been on foot in Scotland County for the past few months to organize a new bank in Memphis, reached a climax this week when the 50,000 capital stock and $25,000 surplus was oversubscribed, it is said.

Application has been made for a charter, according to W. A. Southerland, and all the requirements have been met.  After approval by the comptroller at Washington, the organization will be perfected.

No quarters for the new bank have been obtained although several buildings are under consideration.

At the present time there is said to be a total of 28 stock subscribes to the proposed institution.

White House

The White House, one of the most recognizable buildings in Washington, DC., was designed by James Hoban, an Irish-born-and-trained architect who won a competition organized by President George Washington and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson in 1792. He also designed the Capitol. Although  President Washington oversaw construction, he never lived in the house. President John Adams, elected    in 1796 as the second President  was the first resident of the White House. Abigail Adams, President Adams’ wife, was known  to have complained about the largely unfinished new residence. President Thomas Jefferson, upon moving into the house in 1801, was also not impressed, and dismissed the house as being too big. Jefferson made several structural changes under architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, such as the addition of terrace-pavilions on either side of the main building and single-story wings  for storage. In addition  to replacing the slate roof with one of sheet iron, Jefferson further improved the grounds by landscaping them in a picturesque manner. While James Madison was  President from 1809 to 1817, the White House was torched by the British  in the War of 1812. Although the fire was put out, charred walls and the interior brick walls were all that was left. Madison brought Hoban back to restore the mansion, which took three years. Expansion and further alterations were made when President Theodore Roosevelt declared the house unfit to inhabit. He had extensive remodeling done and extended the office wing adding the well known oval office. It was President Theodore Roosevelt who gave the White House its official name. President Harry Truman decided again the building was unsafe and had to be gutted, and remodeled. The White House, is an architectural symbol of the American presidency and the nation’s power, remains a stylistically simple resident and an  example of the stolid republican ideals of the Founding fathers. It is listed in the National Register of Historic places, along with other historic buildings in Washington, DC.

From Jauflione Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

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