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Presidential Vacations & Retreats: President Eisenhower's Camp David

Presidential Vacations & Retreats: President Eisenhower's Camp David

Date of Work
1960
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home

Presidential Vacations & Retreats: President Eisenhower's Camp David

President Dwight D. Eisenhower's grandson David Eisenhower posed beneath his name on the sign at Camp David in 1960. According to Press Secretary Jim Haggerty, President Eisenhower renamed the retreat after his grandson and father, both named David, and David was his own middle name. President Franklin Roosevelt's name "Shangri-La, "was just a little fancy for a Kansas farm boy," according to the president.

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