Seattle 1978

Seattle 1978

Monday, February 18, 2013

Presidents in Seattle

Happy President's Day!

The first President of the U. S. of A. to travel west of the Rockies while in office was Rutherford B. Hayes. Read more at HistoryLink. According to HistoryLink, he visited Seattle in 1880.
According to my postcard, he was here in 1881

"President Hayes addressing Seattle's entire population in 1881 where Hotel Seattle now stands c. 1911"

U.S. President Warren G. Harding makes his last speech in Seattle on July 27, 1923. Read more at HistoryLink
My Grandmother-in-Law, Maren Nielsen Andersen, snapped this photo of his car

Many more Presidents have come out to Seattle - I'm enjoying seeing the photos others are sharing.

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