Friday, November 17, 2017

One a Day

September 2017 - Rapid City SD

Click on this link to get the background on the City of Presidents that I am showing daily.

There is no particular order to my posts.

14. Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce started his political career young. He was elected to the New Hampshire legislature at 24, eventually becoming its Speaker. Pierce served in the Mexican War after which he received the Presidential nomination in 1852. Just two months before Pierce took office, he and his wife witnessed their eleven-year-old son die in a train wreck. As President, Pierce upset northerners when he pressured Great Britain into forfeiting interests along the Central American coast, and more so when he tried to persuade Spain to sell Cuba. The statue of Pierce reflects his tragic personal life (two of his other children died very young). His expression is sad and haunted, as he often appeared in historic photographs. The statue stands at the corner of 9th St. & Main St.

Sculptor: James Van Nuys

03 Jefferson
04 Madison
06 Adams
08 Van Buren
09 Harrison
10 Tyler
11 Polk
15 Buchanan
16 Lincoln
17 Johnson
18 Grant
19 Hayes
20 Garfield
22 Cleveland

24 Cleveland
26 Roosevelt
27 Taft
30 Coolidge
32 Roosevelt
33 Truman
34 Eisenhower
36 Johnson
37 Nixon
38 Ford
39 Carter
41 Bush Sr.

43 Bush Jr

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