Episode 38: Gerald Ford and Omaha

S1 E40 Ronald Reagan and Tampico Visiting the Presidents

Heading to the Prairie State for the first and only time, for the birthplace of Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States! Like many before him, Ronald used his sunny optimism and ambition to cover some dark times in his past. Learn about his difficult childhood, his sudden fame, and turn to politics, as well as what happened to his birthplace!Check out the website at VisitingthePresidents.com for visual aids, links, past episodes, recommended reading, and other information! (Episode Page: https://visitingthepresidents.com/2021/10/19/episode-40-ronald-reagan-and-tampico/   )\\Support the show (https://paypal.me/VisitingPresidents?locale.x=en_US)
  1. S1 E40 Ronald Reagan and Tampico
  2. S1 E39 Jimmy Carter and Plains
  3. S1 E38 Gerald Ford and Omaha
  4. S1 E37 Richard Nixon and Yorba Linda
  5. BONUS! How I Spent My Summer…of Presidential Travels (Part I)!

Learn about our 38th President and his tumultuous early childhood, born as Leslie Lynch King in Omaha, Nebraska, but growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as young Gerald Ford. Learn about his education and early life experiences and even temperament, as well as his political rise! Also, what happened to his birthplace!

Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens from VisitOmaha.

The Gerald Ford Conservation Center and Birthsite from History Nebraska.

The Gerald Ford Homes from the Gerald Ford Presidential Library.

Article on the Ford Birthplace from Omaha World-Herald.

Gerald Ford’s Boyhood Home in Grand Rapids.

From My March 2017 Trip!

From My May 2019 Visit!

From My August 2021 Visit!

Photo of the birth home on Woolworth in Omaha.
Painting of the Ford Birthplace
Gerald Ford Portrait by Everett Raymond Kinstler.

Gerald Ford Birthplace: 3202 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.

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

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