Season 1, Episode 34-Dwight Eisenhower and Denison

Listen to This Episode!

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!

Be sure to check out Dwight Eisenhower’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 2, “Dwight Eisenhower and Gettysburg”!

From my May 2017 Visit!

From My May 2022 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.

Check Out the Most Recent Episodes!

S2 E45 Donald Trump and Mar-a-Lago Visiting the Presidents

Titan of real estate, and 45th President of the United States, we will explore the many homes of Donald Trump! Learn about Donald's career; turn to politics; his wives and family; and his many larger-than-life homes!  Check out the website at for visual aids, links, past episodes, recommended reading, and other information!Episode Page: 1's Donald Trump Episode: "Donald Trump and Queens" Support the showVisit the social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Get your "Visiting the Presidents" Merchandise at!
  1. S2 E45 Donald Trump and Mar-a-Lago
  2. S2 E44 Barack Obama and Oahu (and Kalorama)
  3. S2 E43 George W Bush and Crawford
  4. S2 E42 Bill Clinton and Chappaqua
  5. S2 E41 George H.W. Bush and Kennebunkport

Recommended Reading for Dwight Eisenhower

Paul Johnson, Eisenhower: A Life.
Stephen Ambrose, Eisenhower: Soldier, General of the Army, President-Elect.
Tom Wicker, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Published by visitingthepresidents

I'm a Professor of History at Central Arizona College and someone who loves history and travel; my new blog will combine those interests!

One thought on “Season 1, Episode 34-Dwight Eisenhower and Denison

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: