It’s Whitewater Heritage Day, with a tour of older local homes and related events:
The Whitewater Heritage Day event runs from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, June 23, 2019, and features architectural and cultural history within Whitewater’s Main Street Historic District. All proceeds from tour tickets benefit restoration of the Bassett House. Properties open for touring that day are Bassett House, Victoria on Main (Engebretsen-Dorr Home), Delta Zeta Sorority (George Esterly Home), Cultural Arts Center (White Memorial Building), Hamilton House, and Smith-Allen House. The Whitewater Arts Alliance at White Memorial Building will offer a one-day pop-up exhibit featuring local artists showing images of Whitewater subjects. In addition, the Whitewater Historical Society Museum at the Train Depot will also be open from 10am to 4pm. Food Truck Festival (10am – 2pm) at the public library parking lot across from Smith-Allen House, and Ice Cream Social at Bassett House (1-3pm). Shuttle van available. Tour tickets are $15 each available day of event. No charge to enter White Memorial Building to view pop-up art show! Or to visit Depot Museum!
On this day in 1911, the first home-built airplane flies:
On this date Wausau native John Schwister became a pioneer in Wisconsin aviation by flying the state’s first home-built airplane. The plane, named the “Minnesota-Badger,” was constructed of wooden ribs covered with light cotton material. Powered by an early-model aircraft engine, the “Minnesota-Badger” flew several hundred feet and reached a maximum altitude of 20 feet. [Source: Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame]
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, , and report Trump says he will put deportation efforts on hold temporarily:
President Trump abruptly suspended his wide-ranging threat to deport “millions” of undocumented immigrants starting Sunday, demanding that Democrats and Republicans forge a plan to stanch the record flows of asylum-seeking families across the southern border into the United States.
Trump had announced the raids Monday in a surprise tweet that ignited a frenzy of fear in immigrant communities nationwide and drew criticism from law enforcement and elected officials in California, New York and other states. Then, in a move that has become a hallmark of his chaotic presidency, he reversed the plan in a tweet Saturday, mere hours before the raids were to begin.
Trump tweeted that he had “delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border.”
“If not, Deportations start!” he wrote.
(Trump’s like a man who threatens to beat his wife, tells her he’ll hold off for a bit, and expects everyone to be grateful to him for it.)