Saturday, August 12, 2017

Eisenhower National Historic Site

One of the things on our to see list has been the Eisenhower Farm in Gettysburg. We had visited Eisenhower's early childhood home and burial site in Abilene, KS several years ago, so since we were in the area this was the time to do it. 

Picture of the original farm house before the Eisenhower $200 K remodel.  The house and land was purchased by the Eisenhower's for around $40,000.

Got in on a very interesting talk by Ranger Rick on Eisenhower and D Day. 
 On June 6, 1944, the Allies invade Western Europe in the largest amphibious attack in history. During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.

Ike's putting green...

The porch, where the Eisenhowers did most of their living..

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American politician and Army general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961.

Why Mamie liked pink...
Mamie Doud Eisenhower was First Lady to President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953-1961. But before that, she was wife to Ike the General, and they moved from base to base constantly.Whenever Mamie and Ike moved to a new posting, Mamie carried her favorite color samples with her so that she could efficiently set up a new yet familiar household. With no fuss and little muss, Mamie had her home sweet home – over and over again. Throughout all their military moves, she would carry a stick of wood with her favorite colors – green, pink and a creamy color – and use them again and again in her military housing. She could get rooms painted, roll out her rugs, and instantly call it home.

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