Dr. James C. Clark, How the Presidents Have Shaped Florida
Lady Lake Public Library
225 W. Guava St., Lady Lake
Friday, March 15, 2013
Abraham Lincoln came up with the plan to get Florida back into the Union in 1864 to help his reelection chances. Ulysses S. Grant came to promote steamships on the St. Johns River. Regular visitors have included Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, and John F. Kennedy. Harry Truman had a house in Key West called the Little White House. Warren G. Harding played golf with an elephant as a caddie, and Chester Arthur went fishing in Orlando.
Dr. Clark is the author of Presidents in Florida and Red Pepper and Gorgeous George: The campaign that changed everything in Florida.
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