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Lights On! : Ike Hoover Electrifies the White House - by Cynthia Simmelink Becker (Hardcover)
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In 1891,nineteen-year-old Ike Hoover was sent by the Edison Electric Company to assist in the wiring of the White House for electric lights. Like many Americans at the time, President Benjamin Harrison and his wife were extremely afraid of electricity. In fact, the Harrisons were so afraid they didn’t want to turn the lights on and off. After completing the wiring job, Ike was asked to stick around to make the transition to electric lights easier. He stayed, and remained a White House employee for 42 years.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher: Filter Pr Llc
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Cynthia Simmelink Becker
Street Date: October 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-1665
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