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First lady Laura Bush coming to N.C. historic site

Posted July 24, 2008

— The White House says Laura Bush is coming to western North Carolina to visit the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock.

The National Park Foundation has said it plans to present a $50,000 grant to the historic site Monday to expand the park's junior ranger and youth education programs. Laura Bush will be at the site Monday afternoon.

Carl Sandburg was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and writer. He moved to a North Carolina farm after launching his literary career in the Midwest. He died in 1967, and the historic site now preserves the Sandburg home.


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  • jkca Jul 24, 2008


  • Boogalooboy Jul 24, 2008

    why don't we send easley's wife with her so they can share a room .... would save $$$$

  • mentalgoose Jul 24, 2008

    Oh goody - more unnecessary highway closures.

  • Bob Sidel Jul 24, 2008

    I wonder who she lined up to baby sit george

  • LaLa-Land Jul 24, 2008

    Whupdeedup, who care? Just a waste of money.