Presidential Places : A Guide to the Historic Sites of U.S. Presidents (Paperback)

Author: Ferris, Gary W.

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Here is a book that park rangers and curators around the country say their patrons consistently request: one that is both a guide to sites related to the American presidents and a journal in which families can record their travel experiences. Author Gary Ferris does more than take readers to where John F. Kennedy was shot and where Ulysses S. Grant was buried. Included here-for the first time-are the places where all 42 presidents were born, lived, went to school, worshipped, were married, were inaugurated, died, were buried, and are honored. You'll visit the site of Harry S. Truman's haberdashery, the former cafe where Lyndon Baines Johnson developed his fondness for chili, and Jimmy Carter's famous Smiling Peanut Statue. You'll discover the California hotel where the Nixons married and the Reagans honeymooned. And the Vermont home where Calvin Coolidge was inaugurated by his own father at 2:47 a.m. one day. And the Ohio dormitory where curious students broke down the wall of Rutherford B. Hayes's former room. And the churchyard in Virginia where George Washington first told friends he would fight for independence. The book's geographic index will help families locate presidential sites wherever they travel, and its listings of schedules and fees will aid them in planning visits_visits that are sure to be both entertaining and educational.


Publisher John F Blair Pub
Mfg Part# 9780895871763
SKU 30463902
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0895871769
Release Date 2/1/1999
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 7.5L x 0.75T
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Editors Note You might assume that all presidential sites are maintained by the National Park Service, but the park service maintains only about 30 such properties. The rest of these historic sites are not united in any formal or informal way. Presidential Places now fills that void. The guide is divided into sections for each president. These sections include birthplaces, childhood homes, adult homes, schools attended, as well as the places where the presidents married, worked, worshiped, vacationed, retired, died, and were buried. Also included are presidential libraries, museums, major monuments, and a section that lists sites relevant to numerous presidents, such as the White House and Camp David. Each entry includes address, telephone number, hours, admission fees, and a short description of the site's role in that president's life. There is also a geographical index to show the locations that can be easily included in any travel itinerary. One attractive feature of the book is a shaded box for each site that allows visitors to write the visitation date and any appropriate notes, thereby creating a personal travelogue. This feature also provides a place to use dated rubber stamps that resemble old-fashioned postage stamps, available for public use at all National Park Service sites.
Editors Note 1 Presents a guide to historic sites related to the American presidents
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Number of Pages 0256
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