Visiting the Presidents

Visiting the Presidents

Visiting the Presidents takes listeners through the birthplaces, homes, gravesites, libraries, and other historical sites associated with the Presidents of the United States. Join Dr. Joe Faykosh as we explore the childhoods, lives, loves, careers, and deaths of these presidents through the sites that were touched by them.

Episodes

September 29, 2022 34 min

BONUS episode featuring my summer of presidential travels as I fit in as many birthplaces, gravesites, homes, and other sites into one history professor's summer break. first of three parts, join me as I visit California, Texas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Ohio!

Links to Previous Episodes Mentioned:
Ulysses Grant Birthplace
Benjamin Harrison Birthplace
William Howard Taft Birthplace
Herbert Hoover Birthplace
Dwight Eise...

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Heading to the Capitol for the first of many visits, this time for the home of William Howard Taft in the Kalorama neighborhood! Learn about William Howard's legal and political career; his election and Presidency; his wife, Helen, and accomplished children; as well as his many homes!
 
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Heading back to the Empire State and the stately home of Theodore Roosevelt, the iconic 26th President. Learn about Theodore's political career; his Vice Presidency and game-changing Presidency; his wives, Alice and Edith, and children; as well as his sprawling estate, Sagamore Hill, on Long Island!

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A Visiting the Presidents BONUS! Andrew and I met because of "Visiting the Presidents" and we have developed a great friendship, sharing a love for Presidents and travel. Hear Andrew's perspective on these presidential travels, his favorite sites, and his ideas about the importance of travel!

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August 22, 2022 39 min

Heading back to the Buckeye State and Canton, Ohio, and the homes of William McKinley, 25th President of the United States! Find out what happened to the famous front-porch campaign house, as well as how his other home is now commemorated, as well as his political career, election and Presidency, his wife, Ida, and family, and more!

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How many of us just want a second chance? Grover Cleveland did, winning the popular vote for the third straight time (only Andrew Jackson and Franklin Roosevelt can claim that!) and becoming our only president to serve non-consecutive terms!
We won’t do his home at Westland over…Check out Episode 22, "Grover Cleveland and Princeton," for that info! 
Instead, Episode 24 is a Question and Answer with questions submitted by list...

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Hoosier 23rd President? Benjamin Harrison! Let's explore Benjamin's beautiful home in Indianapolis, as well as his political career; election and Presidency; and his wives, Caroline and Mary, and children!

Check out the website at VisitingthePresidents.com for visual aids, links, past episodes, recommended reading, and other information!
Episode Page: https://visitingthepresidents.com/2022/08/09/season-2-episode-23-benjamin-h...

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August 1, 2022 47 min

Grover the Good? Or Grover the Non-Consecutive? Whichever you pick, Grover Cleveland has quite the life story, and we'll explore his political rise; his contentious elections and two Presidencies; his wife, Frances, and children; and his homes!

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Forgotten President in the Big City, Chester Alan Arthur's home is still standing, but under very different management! Learn about Arthur's reluctant turn to politics; his vice presidency and Presidency; his wife, Ellen, and children; and what happened to his home!

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A Visiting the Presidents BONUS! Kurt and I became friends through our various social media profiles dedicated to Presidential sites. Hear Kurt's perspective on these presidential travels, why he enjoys "hunting graves," and his favorite Presidential graves and homes!

Check out Kurt's website KurtsHistoricSites.com and find him on Instagram at @kdgravehunter!

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July 11, 2022 36 min

Lawnfield is not the most creative name, but it is a very attractive and historic mansion, containing the history of one of our most brilliant men to become President, James Garfield! Learn about James' political rise; his election and brief presidency; his wife, Lucretia, and children; as well as his beautiful home!

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Rutherford Hayes' fraudulent status did not extend to his amazing home, Spiegel Grove, in Fremont, Ohio! Listen as we explore Hayes' political rise; his approach to his single term as 19th President; his wife, Lucy, and family; as well as his incredible home!
 
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June 27, 2022 48 min

Unconditionally Surrender to Ulysses Grant's Episode on his homes in St. Louis, Mount McGregor, and of course, Galena, Illinois. Learn about the 18th President's transition from military life to politics, his tumultuous presidency, his wife, Julia, and family, as well as his homes!

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A Visiting the Presidents BONUS! Brittany got to see my love for Presidents firsthand, and we shared a lot of formative memories as a family around traveling. Hear her perspective on these presidential travels! Listen to Brittany's version of events and the importance of travel!

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Tennessee Johnson built a real home for himself at the foot of the Great Smokey Mountains, rising from illiterate tailor to 17th President of the United States! Learn about Andrew Johnson's political career and beliefs, his tumultuous term as vice president and even more tumultuous term as President, his wife, Eliza, and children, as well as his home(s) in Greeneville!

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Honest Abe is so iconic: the log cabin, the stove pipe hat, the beard! Let's explore Abraham Lincoln and the 16th  President's home in Springfield, Illinois--not just his house, but the neighborhood, as we learn about his political rise, his presidency, his wife, Mary, and sons, as well as the place he called home.

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Check out Ol' Buck in Wheatland! Learn about James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States, and his home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania! Listen to his political rise, his tragic administration, his personal life, and, of course, his great home!

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May 30, 2022 30 min

Handsome Frank of the Granite State, Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States! We will explore his homes in Concord, New Hampshire, as well as his melancholic home life, his political career of starts and stops, as well as his administration!

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A Visiting the Presidents Bonus! Nate and Alex have indulged my love for travel and we've met up in several places across the country, so I wanted to get their perspective on these presidential travels! Listen to Nate and Alex's version of events and the importance of travel!

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"Millard Fillmore was President?!" And he lived where? Learn about Millard Fillmore, 13th President, and his political rise and administration, his wives and children, and his homes in Buffalo and East Aurora!

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