Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington's birthday, Presidents' Day is now celebrated on the third Monday of February every year. In honor of the holiday, we are remembering a few presidential visits to our great state. According to the Wyoming State Archives, all but two presidents have visited Wyoming since Ulysses S. Grant. The exceptions are Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison. See the full list of presidential visits here.
In April and May of 1903, *President Theodore Roosevelt* visited Wyoming,
speaking at Yellowstone National Park and the towns of Newcastle, Evanston,
Laramie and Cheyenne as part of his eight-week, 25-state tour, according to
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*President Theodore Roosevelt made several trips to Wyoming, including this
stop in Newcastle. (WSA Sub Neg 6403) h/t Wyoming State Archives*
On Sept. 25, 1963, just months before he was assassinated, *President John
F. Kennedy *made a trip to Laramie.
Watch his arrival ...
And here, see the interior view of the University of Wyoming War Memorial
Fieldhouse, with attendees gathered to hear President John F. Kennedy
deliver an address.
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*h/t John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum*
*President Bill Clinton* vacationed in Jackson Hole for 17 days in August
1995, and again in 1996, according to the State Archives. Here, you can see
him accepting a cowboy hat from then-Governor Mike Sullivan and Secretary
of State Kathy Karpan at the Cheyenne Airport, Dec. 3, 1991.
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*h/t Wyoming State Archices (WSA Riley Collection)*
*President Barack Obama* visited Yellowstone National Park in 2008 — and
after his visit, the White House released this footage of he and his
family's visit, following a long tradition of American Presidents in the
Feature photo: President Obama waves at park visitors as he tours
Yellowstone National Park accompanied by Secretary Salazar. [Photo by Tami
A. Heilemann – DOI] h/t Flickr / Pitchengine Communities
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