Bet you never knew this, but there are three presidents who have a connection to Gettysburg...
did you know that President Dwight D. Eisenhower purchased a farm on the
west side of Seminary Ridge
during the 1950s. While he was in office, he had a heart attack and for
a time, this farm was considered the White House while he recovered. President
Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie, then retired
this farm, now owned by the Park Service. You can go on a tour
of the house and grounds. The view from the patio looks out on Seminary
Ridge. The first time my BMC and BFC toured the house, they started calling
each other Mike and Amy (Ike and Mamie). (In case you havent already
figured it out, my BMC and BFC are just a little peculiar!)
And finally, President Richard M. Nixons great grandfather, George, died of his wounds at Gettysburg on July 14, 1863, and he is buried in the National Cemetery.
|Wow! My BMCs and BFCs knowledge of Gettysburg continues to astound me!|
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