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Return to:   Warren G. Harding - On June 20, 1923, President Harding and the First Lady (Florence Kling Harding) embarked on a speaking tour through the West and into Alaska.
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Head of nation becomes pilot of engine on government railroad

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Title taken from verso. At Wasilla the President climbed into the cab and received some instruction from Engineer Brayford before taking the throttle for the 26-mile run into Willow. President Harding in cab of #618 engine.

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