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The first Easter egg roll was held at the Capitol some time after the Civil War (exact date unknown), but in 1876 Congress chased the children and their Easter eggs off the Capitol grounds to save the grass. Hearing this, Rutherford B. Hayes opened the "President's Park" to the children, and First Lady Lucy Hayes presided over the first annual Easter egg roll on the White House lawn. Her son Scott Russell Hayes took part.  more...


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