Friday, February 13, 2015

President Harding Came to Hutch

WARREN G. HARDING Take W. 4th from Hutchinson. Then one mile west of Whiteside, just west of the cemetery, find a 10-foot-tall granite memorial to President Warren Harding, who, during a brief stop in 1923, helped harvest wheat on this site. Another marker stands in Hutchinson’s Sylvan Park (B and Walnut), where Harding delivered a speech during that visit. (quoted from internet) I believe this was his last trip. He traveled to Denver, Alaska, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco where he died, possibly from heart failure. One account states his early death probably saved him from impeachment. There were many scandals, some unknown to him.

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