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Friday, June 26, 2009

Site Spotlight: Eisenhower Birthplace

For each issue of The Medallion, the Texas Historical Commission's bi-monthly magazine, I write an article highlighting one of the THC's historic sites and why its significant to Texas. The May/June issue featured Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, which includes the home where 34th U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was born. If you don't already receive The Medallion, then sign up online. It's free! Or you can download every issue from the THC web site.

Here's a snippet of this issue's article:
In 1959, Time magazine named U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower its Man of the Year. The title recognized a man who went from supreme commander of Allied troops on D-Day to a president that carried a message of peace and freedom, working tirelessly to combat communism. He is considered one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century.

Continue reading online on pg. 18.

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