Category Archives: Presidential Sites

Harry S Truman Birthplace Historic Site

When we were in Independence, I discovered a brochure for Truman’s birthplace. It happened to be right along our route to Arkansas, in the tiny town of Lamar, Missouri. Truman was born in the downstairs bedroom of this tiny house … Continue reading

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Harry S Truman National Historic Site

Because we went to Wamego to see the Oz Museum, it made the most sense to head to Arkansas via Kansas City. We spent the night in Belton, Missouri. Sally hadn’t been with me when I visited Truman’s home in … Continue reading

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Boyhood Home

We spent a week at Devil’s Den State Park with family and Nate. We took parts of three days to get there so we could see the attractions of Kansas. Our first stop was the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library … Continue reading

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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

This park was nearly empty on this overcast, cool December afternoon. So much so that the National Park rangers decided it was a good day to wax the floors and we couldn’t enter half the building — one of those … Continue reading

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North Bend

On a rainy Monday afternoon, we saw the sights of North Bend, Ohio, located at the point where the Ohio River begins heading southwest toward the Mississippi. This tiny town just west of Cincinnati, and Quincey, Massachusetts, are the only … Continue reading

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Back to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

When Sally and I visited the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio last November, we didn’t have time to visit the hangar where the presidential planes are kept. It isn’t connected to the rest of the museum, but is actually … Continue reading

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A Ghost Story (of sorts)

Looking for somewhere to spend a getaway weekend, we made reservations at the Golden Lamb in Lebanon, Ohio. The hotel was opened in 1803 and moved into its current building about 10 years later. It’s generally recognized to be the … Continue reading

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U.S. Grant Boyhood Home and Schoolhouse

According to the Internet, and according to the sign on the door, Grant’s boyhood home on a backstreet in Georgetown, Ohio was supposed to be open at noon. It was 12:30, and the place felt decidedly empty. The doors were … Continue reading

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