President Dwight Eisenhower

President Dwight Eisenhower (HM26D3)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39180 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 20.498', W 90° 52.757'

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—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —

The Columns-Beaulieu (1899)
Built in 1899 by Samuel and Helen Ragan, this home was quite a "Show Piece". The Ragan's owned S.C. Ragan and Company, a large wholesale grocery and produce company.

Millionaires Row
After the Civil War this part of Cherry Street became known as "Millionaires Row". Post cards were even printed showing the area's beauty.

General Eisenhower Visits

The home was owned by Ray and Elie Lum when General Dwight Eisenhower stayed here in 1947. Eisenhower was a popular, well-respected, decorated Army General who had commanded military forces in Europe during World War II. During his stay, Eisenhower gave a speech from the balcony and spoke about the possibility of running for president. Starting on July 4, 1863 when Vicksburg surrendered to Union forces, National Independence Day had not been celebrated by the town. However, on July 4, 1947 a parade and party were held to honor visiting General Eisenhower. From that year forward Vicksburg continued to celebrate Independence Day. Dwight Eisenhower later won the presidential election in a landslide victory and served two terms from 1953 to 1961.
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HM NumberHM26D3
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Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699586 N 3580280
Decimal Degrees32.34163333, -90.87928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.498', W 90° 52.757'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 29.88" N, 90° 52' 45.42" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2002-2006 Cherry St, Vicksburg MS 39180, US
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