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F. D. Roosevelt State Park

3/25/2023 Not very far away we entered Pine Mountain State Park NHL, this former state park being in the western portion of the larger F. D. Roosevelt State Park. It is notable because of the well-preserved CCC design, layout, and buildings of the western half of the park, and for its association with F. D. Roosevelt. Just some photos by the pretty lake here, checking out the many campers and boaters.

The park sign
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Nice 360
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Beautiful panorama ...
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... with mirrored clouds
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Me and Ken by the lake
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Little White House State Historic Site

4/20/2024 Drove south a little over an hour to Warm Springs for a return visit to the Little White House SHS, arriving 9 minutes after opening. While trying to get through the nice museum fairly briskly, I was getting stories from a helpful ranger about many pieces in the collection, but eventually moved on, being more interested in the home itself. Walking on the nice grounds I headed down to the very attractive Little White House FDR had constructed. I got a really nice personal tour from an older woman who described the design and furnishings of the home FDR came to many times, and where he died. They had the actual chair and table he worked at, and where he collapsed while having his portrait done, as well as the bed he died in. The influence of FDR’s love of the sea was obvious, from a large portrait of John Paul Jones to many beautiful ship models. In a separate building I saw the unfinished watercolor portrait from when he died, and the oil painting the artist Elizabeth Shoumatoff later completed.

The park sign ...
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... and state info
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Impressive greeting banner
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1940 Willys Roadster and Willy
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Cool stagecoach "Tally-Ho"
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1938 Ford Convertible
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Info about Warm Springs
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One of FDR's braces
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Some of FDR's many canes
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Map of the grounds
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The guard house flanking the path
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Little White House
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A little closer
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A commemorative plaque
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Some views ...
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... of the beautiful interior
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FDR's chair and working table ...
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... and him in it
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Back deck shaped like a ship's prow
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FDR's bed, where he died
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Wheelchair for the house
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The watercolor ...
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... "unfishished portrait" ...
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... and the later, final ...
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... oil painting
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Tallulah Gorge State Park

5/9/1996 ... continued on, a bit out of the way to Tallulah Gorge State Park. Here we hiked a ways (about 3/4 mile) to some overlooks into the gorge - very high, a pretty site.

The park sign
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Me at an overlook
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Can you see Maureen?
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Right there
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A view into the gorge
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