Harding 'Voyage of Understanding' trip itinerary   Save
Harding 'Voyage of Understanding' trip itinerary
Description: Official itinerary for the trip President Warren G. Harding and First Lady Florence Harding took from Washington, D.C., to the territory of Alaska, intended to last from June 20 through August 4, 1923. This itinerary, prepared by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, covers the 46 days of President Harding's round trip and focuses primarily on the continental stops along the route across the country. Listed for each stop are altitude, population and distance traveled between rail stations. The pamphlet also include a table of railroad distances for the overall route, members of the party who accompanied Harding, and a fold-out map of North America with the tour's route marked in red. Called the "Voyage of Understanding," the cross-country train journey included numerous stops along the route where Harding had speaking engagements, and culminated in the first-ever presidential visit to the territory of Alaska, from July 5 through July 26. The trip was taken in spite of the president's failing health, and on August 2, Harding suffered a heart attack while touring the western United States. He died August 2, 1923, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. View on Ohio Memory.
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Subjects: Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923; Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924; Presidents--United States--1920-1930;
Places: United States; Alaska