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Did you know? President Woodrow Wilson honored La Grange resident for innovation

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By Jacquelyn Stoess Hack

“Like writing history with lightning,” were the words used by President Woodrow Wilson to describe the first movie shown in the White House in 1915.

That movie, "Birth of a Nation," was created by La Grange native D.W. Griffith, whose initials, carved by his own hand in concrete, are still visible in La Grange today.