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George Wheatley, the caretaker of Hianloland Farm from 1951 to ca.1963, guides President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mr. W. Alton Jones in a fishing skiff during a 1958 visit to the West Greenwich estate. Jones, who was a personal friend of Eisenhower, looks on as the President shows off "the one that didn't get away." The 2,300 acre estate, which included 60 acres of ponds and lakes, was transferred to the University of Rhode Island by the W. Alton Jones Foundation in 1963.

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May 2006

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Eisenhower, U. S. Presidents, W. Alton Jones, George Wheatley

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