Back in May, my sister and I had a quick tour of the Presidents in Rapid City.
It has been a little while but I think we should learn a few more presidential facts before my local trivia starts up again.
Anybody want to guess who this guy is? I would have gotten it wrong myself.
He threw out the first presidential pitch, making it a tradition.
That's why they gave William Howard Taft a baseball.
This guy was the only president that had been a POW.
Andrew Jackson and his brother were taken captive by the British during the Revolutionary War.
This poor guy and his wife, Jane, lost their last son to a train accident two weeks before he was elected. Jane refused official duties for the first half of his presidency.
He is the only president to hold a patent.
Our only bachelor president.
How did we do?
I know Taft was quite a bit trimmer than the pictures I had seen of him. And I had no idea that he was the presidential pitch thrower.
Pierce's story broke my heart. All I will say here is that it was a very bad accident and they both witnessed it. No wonder she became a recluse.