“Deep in the Heart of”…South Dakota, July 12, 1927

President Coolidge posing in his new gear with photographers, near the Game Lodge in Custer State Park, South Dakota.

President Coolidge posing in his new gear with photographers, near the Game Lodge in Custer State Park, South Dakota.

“I doubt if I can continue horseback riding after I get back to the capital, and I don’t know what I shall do about taking the horse that was presented to me back with me. I enjoy horseback riding, but when I am in Washington it takes too much time to get my boots on and off, change my clothes, and then my horseback riding experience was all in the country, about what it is around the Lodge. What we have in Washington I didn’t find very satisfactory with the necessity of crossing a road every little while and looking out for automobiles” — Calvin Coolidge, press conference, July 29, 1927 (The Talkative President, Eds. Howard Quint and Robert Ferrel, University of Massachusetts Press, 1964, p.49).

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