Season 2, Episode 19-Rutherford Hayes and Spiegel Grove

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Season 2, Episode 19-Rutherford Hayes and Spiegel Grove

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.

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Recommended Reading for Rutherford Hayes

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Hans Trefousse, Rutherford B Hayes
Ari Hoogenboom, Rutherford Hayes: Warrior & President

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