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Lights on! : Ike Hoover electrifies the White House

by Becker, Cynthia S.

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Biography J B HOOVER 2017
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Biography
 
Call Number  J B HOOVER 2017
 
 
Summary
Nineteen-year-old Ike Hoover was sent to the White House in 1891 by the Edison Electric Company to assist in the wiring for electric lights. Like many Americans at the time, President Benjamin Harrison and his wife were afraid of electricity. After completing the wiring job, Ike was asked to stick around to make the transition to electric lights easier. He stayed on as a White House employee for 42 years.
Additional Information
Subjects Hoover, Irwin Hood, -- 1871-1933.
White House (Washington, D.C.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
White House (Washington, D.C.) -- Employees -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Edison General Electric Company -- Employees -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
White House (Washington, D.C.) -- History -- 19th century.
White House (Washington, D.C.) -- Employees -- Biography.
Edison General Electric Company -- Employees -- Biography.
Electrification -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Electrification -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century.
Biographies.
Publisher Palmer Lake, Colorado :2017
Contributors Hummel, Benjamin, illustrator.
Audience K to Grade 3.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780865412446
0865412448
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