Season 1, Episode 38-Gerald Ford and Omaha

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Season 1, Episode 38: Gerald Ford and Omaha

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.

Be sure to check out Gerald Ford’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 2, “Gerald Ford and Alexandria”!

From My March 2017 Trip!

From My May 2019 Visit!

From My August 2021 Visit!

From My May 2022 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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