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Gerald R. Ford

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Birthplace

 

Birthplace: 3202 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha, NE (President Ford's Birthsite Gardens)

Visited: 5/12/2011

Log Excerpt: "The first stop was the Gerald Ford birthplace which turned out to be much more impressive than we expected. Ford lived in a Victorian home for a few weeks after his birth in 1913, but the house was razed after a 1971 fire. Omaha businessman James M. Paxson purchased the vacant lot after Ford became president and planned for it to be used as a memorial, setting up a Foundation to fund the memorial and associated gardens we saw. The whole plot is very attractive with a fountain and many flowers and plants in various garden areas. One little structure had a model of the original home in it and we noticed the structure was built to look like the cupola on the home. There was also a colonnade meant to evoke the White House covering monuments to all the Presidents and Ford."


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Home

 

Home: Gerald R. Ford Jr. House, 514 Crown View Drive, Alexandria, VA

Visited: 6/20/2013

Log Excerpt: "Stopped in Alexandria at the Gerald R. Ford, Jr. House NHL. The President and his family lived in this rectangular 2-story house from the time of its construction until the Fords moved into the White House in 1974. This is a private home, so we just did photos from the street (and a quick run up the walk for the plaque)."


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Gravesite

 

Gravesite: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Burial Site, 303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Visited: 6/9/10

Log Excerpt: "In Grand Rapids, stopped at the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Very nice part of town, along a river in a park with surrounding glass skyscrapers. First checked out Ford’s simple grave area. Can’t see crypt or anything, just a curved wall with the Fords’ names on it."


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Museum

 

Museum: Gerald R. Ford Museum, 303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Visited: 6/9/10

Log Excerpt: "In Grand Rapids, stopped at the Gerald R. Ford Museum. ... went into the impressive glass-walled museum. Took a quick but very interesting and informative tour of the exhibits, most of which had sound presentations that started as you approached. Particularly cool was an identical copy of the oval office with Ford memorabilia. There were hidden speakers all over that carried on a conversation with Ford and others."