A Blog on the Cultural Significance of Calvin Coolidge
President and Mrs. Coolidge getting settled in for their wagon ride to visit former Governor Samuel McKelvie, who lived in a cabin beside Slate Creek, South Dakota.
President and First Lady back aboard the lumber wagon after it got stuck along the trail en route to Slate Creek. Calvin, it was remembered, got out and put his shoulder to the wagon, helping push it out of the ruts and back in motion. How many Presidents would have done that? Notice in the second picture he has removed his suit jacket, leaving it clean for their arrival. He could have been driven in a car, he chose to ride in the wagon.
Their home that summer, the Game Lodge, Custer State Park, in the Black Hills of South Dakota.