Grace Coolidge saves Rebecca from being Thanksgiving dinner

Grace Coolidge and Rebecca

Rebecca was given to President Coolidge to be dinner on Thanksgiving. Yeah, some Southerners eat it. Supposedly tastes like chicken. But, the Coolidges passed and the raccoon lived with them at the White House for several years before donated to a zoo when the Coolidges left the White House.

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Rick Snider is a native Washingtonian, long-time journalist and licensed tour guide since 2010.
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