Season 2, Episode 19-Rutherford Hayes and Spiegel Grove

S2 E24 NOT Grover Cleveland's Second Term Question and Answer Episode Visiting the Presidents

How many of us just want a second chance? Grover Cleveland did, winning the popular vote for the third straight time (only Andrew Jackson and Franklin Roosevelt can claim that!) and becoming our only president to serve non-consecutive terms!We won’t do his home at Westland over…Check out Episode 22, "Grover Cleveland and Princeton," for that info! Instead, Episode 24 is a Question and Answer with questions submitted by listeners of the “Visiting the Presidents” podcast!Among the Questions Answered: Who is the best "Never-Ran"? What do I look for on a Re-Visit at a Presidential site? Which Presidents made the most money after the Presidency? Which Presidents could have used a Grover Cleveland-esque cooling off period between terms? What were some of the Presidents' favorite books? Who was among our most stylish Presidents? What effect did that have? How did the First Lady's role change over time? Which Presidential site makes the best wedding venue? Which Presidential home would I most have wanted to grow up in? Check out the website at for visual aids, links, past episodes, recommended reading, and other information!Episode Page: "Season 2 NOT Grover Cleveland's Second Term Question and Answer Episode" Season 1's "NOT Grover Cleveland's Second Term Question and Answer Episode" Support the show
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  3. S2 E22 Grover Cleveland and Princeton
  4. S2 E21 Chester Alan Arthur and Manhattan
  5. BONUS! Interview with Presidential Visitor Kurt Deion!

Rutherford Hayes might have been called his Fraudulency by his critics, but he was a self-assured man with a strong resume! Explore the 19th President’s political rise and efforts to reconstruct his party and the Union, as well as his wife, Lucy, and children, and his beloved home, Spiegel Grove, in Fremont, Ohio!

Be sure to check out Rutherford Hayes’ “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 1, “Rutherford Hayes and Delaware (Ohio)”!

Hayes Home from the Rutherford Hayes Presidential Library and Museums’ site.

Hayes Presidential Library and Museums from the Ohio Historical Society.

Rutherford Hayes’ Spiegel Grove from the National Parks Service.

From My June 2022 Visit!

My First Visit in 1990

Assorted Visits to Spiegel Grove

Vintage images of the interior rooms from the 1970s.
Lucy and Rutherford enjoying their porch

Rutherford Hayes’ Home: Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland Avenue, Fremont, Ohio.

Recommended Reading for Rutherford Hayes

Roy Morris, Fraud of the Century: Rutherford Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876.
C. Vann Woodward, Reunion and Reaction: The Compromise of 1877 and the End of Reconstruction.
Hans Trefousse, Rutherford B Hayes
Ari Hoogenboom, Rutherford Hayes: Warrior & President

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