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The Little White House in Warm Springs, GA

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Warm Springs, GA – On my way home from Columbus to Savannah, I decided to take a detour to visit President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Little White House in Warm Springs since it wasn’t too far off of my route of travel. The Little White House is where President Roosevelt stayed when he came to Warm Springs for relief from Polio. Arguably, the time he spent in Warm Springs helped influence his New Deal plans and the actions he took to help those impacted by the Great Depression. In addition to the Little White House itself, the Historic Site also features a museum about President Roosevelt.

FDR's Little White House

FDR’s Little White House

Memorial Plaque outside of the Little White House

Memorial Plaque outside of the Little White House

Looking down the hill from the Little White House at a Marine Corps sentry position

Looking down the hill from the Little White House at a Marine Corps sentry position

The Little White House's kitchen

The Little White House’s kitchen

The Little White House's kitchen

The Little White House’s kitchen

The Little White House's living room

The Little White House’s living room

The Little White House's dining room

The Little White House’s dining room

FDR's desk in the Little White House

FDR’s desk in the Little White House

FDR's bedroom in the Little White House and the bed he passed away on 12 April 1945

FDR’s bedroom in the Little White House and the bed he passed away on 12 April 1945

The "Unfinished Portrait" of President Roosevelt, never completed due to his death

The “Unfinished Portrait” of President Roosevelt, never completed due to his death

A finished version of the "Unfinished Portrait" by the same artist; note the blue tie instead of the red tie in the original

A finished version of the “Unfinished Portrait” by the same artist; note the blue tie instead of the red tie in the original

A World War II Navy Department telegram announcing President Roosevelt's death

A World War II Navy Department telegram announcing President Roosevelt’s death

The 48-star US flag that was flying over the Little White House when President Roosevelt passed away

The 48-star US flag that was flying over the Little White House when President Roosevelt passed away

The Museum at the Little White House

The Museum at the Little White House

One of President Roosevelt's wheel chairs and a pair of his braces

One of President Roosevelt’s wheel chairs and a pair of his braces

President Roosevelt's 1938 Ford equipped with hand controls. This is one of the cars he used to drive around the Warm Springs area and stop to talk to area residents

President Roosevelt’s 1938 Ford equipped with hand controls. This is one of the cars he used to drive around the Warm Springs area and stop to talk to area residents

Hand controls that President Roosevelt used to drive

Hand controls that President Roosevelt used to drive

Stagecoach used by President Roosevelt to get around the Warm Springs area at one point

Stagecoach used by President Roosevelt to get around the Warm Springs area at one point

Model of the US Navy's presidential yacht USS Potomac

Model of the US Navy’s presidential yacht USS Potomac

I’m glad I decided to drop by the Little White House on my way home. I learned a lot about President Roosevelt and what he did to help those in rural areas. He met with farmers and the poor in the Warm Springs area as he visited to relieve his Polio through the years and it led to his formation of the Rural Electrification Administration and to some of his New Deal plans to help the poor and disadvantaged.


2 Comments

  1. […] the National Infantry Museum and the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus as well as the Little White House in Warm Springs. Along the way, I listened to amateur radio, public safety communications, and […]

  2. […] picked up Mantle of Command at the Little White House gift shop while visiting the Historic Site on vacation this year. It looked like it would be an interesting read and it would be nice to have a book on FDR that […]

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