Episode 34: Dwight Eisenhower and Denison

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Season 1, Episode 34: Dwight Eisenhower and Denison

Heading to the Lone Star State for our first trip, to Dension, and the birthplace of World War II hero and 34th President, Dwight Eisenhower! Learn about his family’s hardscrabble life in Texas and Kansas, his close relationship with his siblings, and how a change of fortune with his education brought him to lead the Allied Forces in World War II!

We will also explore what happened to Dwight’s birthplace in Denison and his childhood in Abilene!

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site official page.

Eisenhower Birthplace from the National Park Service.

The Eisenhower Birthplace celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2021!

From my May 2017 Visit!

Dwight Eisenhower’s Childhood Home in Abilene

The Eisenhower Birthplace before being restored.
Dwight Eisenhower visiting his birthplace shortly after World War II.
Eisenhower Birthplace
Eisenhower receiving a painting of his birthplace
Dwight Eisenhower Birthplace by James Anthony Wills.

Dwight Eisenhower Birthplace: 609 S Lamar Ave, Denison, Texas.

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