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Mini-White House on Exhibit at Clinton Library

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A hand-crafted replica of the White House goes on exhibit at the William J. Clinton Center tomorrow and continues through July 13.  The 60-by-20-foot house took John Zweifel and his family 600,000 man-hours to build over the past 32 years.  The Orlando, Florida, familyk invested more than $1 million in research and materials to produce the miniature, the Clinton Center said in a news release.

Zweifel calls it a labor of love.

On a scale of one foot to one inch, the house duplicates features of the White House at 1600 Pennslyvania Avenue in the nation's capital, all the way down to furnishings made from the same type of wood.

Several working chandeliers use light bulbs the size of ice grains.  There are working clocks, telephones, movie screens, garden fountains and tiny TV sets with channels that can be changed with tweezers.

The house first went on display in 1975.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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