by Brian Zylstra | February 18th, 2013
In honor of Presidents Day, we’re taking a look back at those occasions when a U.S. president has left the White House to visit our own Washington. Our Digital Archives has several photos showing presidents in The Evergreen State over the years.
First up is a 1908 photo of President Theodore Roosevelt (left) touring Fort George Wright in Spokane.
Next up is this 1919 shot of President Woodrow Wilson appearing in a top hat during a parade in Seattle.
The third photo shows President John F. Kennedy (left) riding in a parade in Seattle alongside U.S. Senator Warren Magnuson and Governor Albert Rosellini.
Last but not least, we have a 1968 photo of Republican nominee Richard Nixon (right) with Governor Dan Evans at a campaign event in Seattle, months before Nixon was elected the 37th president.