President Harding’s Trainsport 100 Years Ago:

President Harding’s Trainsport 100 Years Ago:

During the summer of 1923, President Warren G. Harding traveled across the nation by train to the West Coast on his way to drive the Golden Spike on the Alaska Railroad. The trip lasted over 30 days, with several whistle stops to give speeches and meet with constituents. On President Harding’s return from Alaska, however, he fell ill and died in San Francisco. NSRM Volunteer Daniel Osborne presents the story of President Harding’s ill-fated trip. He will explore President Harding’s itinerary, the train and the technology used on the journey, photos of Harding’s experiences along the way, and the suspected cause of the Harding’s death.

The presentation will occur on Thursday, March 3, at 6:00pm. Admission is $8 for adults and free for museum members and volunteers.