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Franklin D. Roosevelt in Wheeling


In 1920, Warren G. Harding and Franklin D. Roosevelt made campaign stops in Wheeling on consecutive days, September 28 and 29, both speaking at the Market Auditorium.

Roosevelt would return, as Governor and presidential candidate, to Wheeling on October 19, 1932, when he would be photographed shaking the hand of Elm Grove coal miner Tony Fiorino, a picture that came to be one of the most recognizable images of the Depression-era. Roosevelt spoke to a crowd of approximately 10,000 people at Wheeling Island Stadium


Newspaper Articles

Roosevelt's Reception Tame Compared with Harding Ovation, Wheeling Intelligencer, published in Wheeling, West Virginia on Thursday, September 30th, 1920
Roosevelt Blames Republicans for U. S. Industrial Condition, Wheeling Intelligencer, Thursday, October 20th, 1932


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