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Friday, January 27, 2012

William Henry Harrison's Tomb - North Bend, Ohio

Good morning,

On a cold, clear January day we visited William Henry Harrison's Tomb in North Bend, Ohio, just West of Cincinnati.
W. H. Harrison was the Ninth President of the United States.

I remember visiting this monument with my parents when I was a child.
 Today the monument was closed.
 But, looking through the gate we could see the guest book and flowers at the tomb.

President Harrison served the shortest amount of time of any US president.  He contracted pneumonia in the bitterly cold Washington DC January weather and died 32 days later.

More information about President William Henry Harrison can be found here.
 This is the view of Route US 52 and the Ohio River from the plaza in front of the tomb.

All the best,
Lois

10 comments:

VP said...

An impressive structure, perfectly kept!

Happy Days said...

That is one beautiful monument. Big!! Too bad it was closed...debbie

Rose said...

I like that looking through shot....he was a governor of Indiana and Grouseland is down in Vincennes...not too far from us. We have been down there but it was not open at the time we were there.

TexWisGirl said...

i just love seeing the flag against the blue sky...

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, even though you could not get inside, you still had a great day for a road trip. I didn't know that Harrison was the shortest serving U.S. president.

Elaine said...

Beautiful series! I love that blue sky.

Michele said...

What an interesting visit! I had no idea it existed. I'm so glad you share your trips.

Cathy said...

What a beautiful day you had - was it very cold?
You seem to have done so much while you've been home this break - sailing time must be coming round soon
Cathy

Cheryl said...

Wow-what an impressive monument. So nicely done and maintained. My husband would especially love visiting here...thank you for taking us along on your visit!

Montanagirl said...

Wow - that's an impressive monument. And after all these years, a lot of people still die from pneumonia.