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Description of Pictures: A Tower in Nebraska: How FDR Found Inspiration for the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland
During his political career, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a hand in determining the appearance and location of many public projects including the Pentagon and National Archives Building. Nowhere was his role more transparent than in the building of the Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD. Capt. Raymond P. Schmidt discusses how a brief stop in Nebraska during FDR’s 1936 reelection campaign had much to do with the inspiration of the hospital’s design and location.
The speaker was introduced by James Worsham, editor of Prologue magazine.
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NATOWR_100428_001.JPG: Raymond Schmidt, James Worsham, James Swanson
NATOWR_100428_003.JPG: Raymond Schmidt, James Worsham
NATOWR_100428_011.JPG: James Worsham, Raymond Schmidt
NATOWR_100428_064.JPG: Raymond Schmidt
NATOWR_100428_239.JPG: Mark Lekowski (on microphone), Doug Swanson (standing)
NATOWR_100428_347.JPG: Fran Jernigan, Norma Rathbun, and Laurie Clifford
NATOWR_100428_402.JPG: ???, Raymond Schmidt
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