Season 2, Episode 12-Zachary Taylor and Louisville

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Season 2, Episode 12-Zachary Taylor and Louisville

Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States, moved around the country frequently, and none of those homes are available for public view. We will explore Zachary’s rise through the military, his brief political career, his wife and family, and his homes!

Be sure to check out Zachary Taylor’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 1, “Zachary Taylor and Montebello”!

Zachary Taylor’s Springfield from National Park Service.

Zachary Taylor’s Springfield from HistoricLouisville.

The Enslaved Households of President Zachary Taylor from White House Historical Association.

Taylor’s Cypress Grove from Stanley Nelson at Concordia Sentinel.

Interior Photos from “Homes of the Presidents”

From owners Dr. and Mrs. William Gist.

Zachary Taylor’s Springfield, from HistoricLouisville.
Zachary Taylor marker in front of Springfield, from Historical Marker Database.
Zachary Taylor home in Baton Rouge.
Zachary Taylor marker on the Louisiana State House grounds, from Waymarking.

Zachary Taylor’s Home: 5608 Apache Rd, Louisville, Kentucky.

Recommended Reading for Zachary Taylor

K. Jack Bauer, Zachary Taylor: Soldier, Planter, Statesman of the Old Southwest.
John S. D. Eisenhower, Zachary Taylor.
Silas McKinley and Silas Bent, Old Rough and Ready: Zachary Taylor.

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