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    Harry Truman Gavel With Plaque During President Harry S. Truman's time in office, the White House underwent one of its largest restoration projects. Some of the original wood from the White House foundation was used to craft presentation gavels that Truman would present to visiting dignitaries and other VIP's. White House maid Lillian Rogers Parks was personally presented with one of these gavels in 1952. A plaque on the approximately 10 1/2" long gavel reads "Original White House Material Removed in 1950." Accompanying the gavel is a long, detailed and signed historical letter on White House stationery from Lillian Rogers Parks which shares anecdotes about the Truman White House.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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