- Los Angeles Times -
Oct 31, 1909
President Taft arrived in New Orleans
today to renew many old. acquaintances, and to enjoy two days of the hospitality...
in the background is the Oleander, which carried President Howard Taft down the Mississippi to New Orleans. The President
and his fleet (other boats carried 24 governors and about 200 congressmen and senators) left St. Louis on October
25, 1909 and were joined along the way by boats from various river states carrying delegates to the great Waterways Convention,
sponsored by the Lakes-to-the-Gulf Deep Waterways Association in New Orleans from October
to November 2. Some 50,000 to 100,000 people were expected to attend. The steamboat carrying the Missouri delegation is shown
in the foreground.http://www.nutrias.org/~nopl/monthly/ju ... ly9810.htm
TAFT RESUMES HIS JOURNEY.; Tired Out by Sightseeing In New Orleans,
1, 1909, Monday
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NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 31. -- President Taft went to
bed on his train to-night, thoroughly tired. His New Orleans friends kept him on the go nearly all day. He made two speeches
in the afternoon, visited the naval station and Jackson barracks, rode through the old French quarter, and attended a sacred
concert on the campus of Tulane University.
31, 1909] He paid a compliment to the women of New Orleans and predicted that if the
to the convention remained two or three days they would forget that there was such a thing as a river. President Taft arrived
here at noon. ] His flagship, the lightship Oleander, was] saluted by guns on the warships at,I ...
In 1909 President William Howard Taft, on a steamboat trip down the Mississippi River to
study ways of improving the river, gave a speech from the top gallery of this house --The Godchaux-Reserve
Plantation House. http://www.pbase.com/septembermorn/image/74982944