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Harding Alaska Tour commemorative album
Description: This photograph album commemorates the trip President Warren G. Harding and First Lady Florence Harding took to the territory of Alaska in July 1923. It was presented by the Seattle Chamber of Commerce to President Harding at Tacoma, Washington, on July 5, 1923. Included are photographs of locations visited on the trip, including the Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, Seward, Turnagain Arm, Mt. McKinley and more, as well as a fold-out map of the Alaska Territory. The cross-country train journey undertaken by the Hardings from Washington, DC, to Alaska was called the "Voyage of Understanding." It 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.
Image ID: H94635_01
Subjects: Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923; Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924; Presidents--United States--1920-1930; Travel
Places: Alaska