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Where In The World: Finding Rapidan

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So, you're a multi-millionaire and the President of the United States and you want to buy a place to go on the weekends. Where would you look for your perfect getaway? In 1929, President Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou chose Rapidan Camp.

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Did You Know?

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visiting the CCC camps in Shenandoah 1933, taking time to have lunch with enrollees at Big Meadows.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visited the Civilian Conservation Corps camp at Big Meadows in August 1933 and returned to Big Meadows in July 1936 to dedicate Shenandoah National Park.