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President Garfield and a Stranger’s Funeral

By on Jan 14, 2017 in Presidents | 0 comments

So what’s the strangest thing that’s ever happened on Nerd Trip? My mom and I attended the funeral for a woman we never met.
It happened during a visit to the President Garfield Memorial at Cleveland’s Lakeview Cemetery. In this post, we’ll take a trip to see the memorial for our 20th president and share the story of our unintentional funeral attendance.

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Woodrow Wilson Library & Birthplace (part 1)

By on Sep 20, 2013 in Presidents | 3 comments

Check out this cool car. It’s President Woodrow Wilson’s 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine, which was waiting for him when he returned to the United States after signing the Treaty of Versailles. It’s one of the highlights of a visit to his birthplace in Staunton (pronounced “Stan-ton”, the “u” is silent), Virginia. You can see the car at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, just a few steps from the house where our 28th president was born.

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Camp Hoover, aka the Brown House – Part 1

By on Jul 13, 2013 in Presidents | 6 comments

When modern presidents need some time away, they often head for Camp David. However, Herbert Hoover had Rapidan Camp, also as known as the Brown House and Camp Hoover. President Hoover used this wooded escape to ponder the challenges of the Great Depression. Rapidan Camp is located in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, just a few hours from Washington

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