THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Jul. 11, 1927

¶ To escape the heat of a Washington summer, the President went to the Black Hills. Last week, however, to the Black Hills came a hot spell; showed temperatures higher even than in the East. While Washington thermometers read 88° and New York's 84°, those in Rapid City danced about 96°. Even the trout stopped biting, and, though the President made no complaint of the heat, he discarded his coat and sat shirt-sleeved on the State Lodge porch. From the heat waves rose rumors, unconfirmed, that the President might shorten his western visit, leave for the East about the middle...

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