THE PRESIDENCY: Mr. Coolidge's Week: Jul. 28, 1924

¶ The President telegraphed to Friend W. Richardson, Governor of California: "Have noticed with deep concern the report of the growing destruction of forest fires in your State. I trust you will advise me if effective aid can properly be extended by the Federal Government."

A series of fires, following drought, had sprung up in California, Washington and Idaho. A good rain in the latter two States helped the firefighters materially. Severe fires still continued in several parts of California.

¶ Mr. Coolidge accompanied his father, Col. John Coolidge, to the Walter Reed Hospital in order that the latter might...

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