The Rocky Mountain high, the 5-star accommodations at Broadmoor Hotel and our proximity to numerous military installations have made Colorado Springs a natural destination for the POTUS since the Teddy Roosevelt administration. Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, The Bushes (George W. Bush had his apocryphal conversion moment with Billy Graham at the Broadmoor), Bill Clinton and Obama have all passed through at some point before, during or after their Presidencies.

We dug up what photos we could from various POTUS visits (thank you thank you to the Pikes Peak Library District and The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and put them in a wee slide show for you as a local tribute on this President’s Day, 2013. Enjoy!

 

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