To continue counting down to Strummin' on the Porch (on August 28TH at Rhodes Hall), here is another famous porch: This historic porch is Warren G. Harding's home porch in Marion, Ohio! Warren G. Harding, the 29th President of the United States, ran a significant ‘Front Porch Campaign’. While his Democratic opponent James M. Cox was crisscrossing the country at great expense, Harding gave many speeches from the front porch of his house!
"Somewhere there must be a book that tells me all about it, where I could go to straighten it out in my mind. But I don't know where the book is, and maybe I couldn't read it if I found it...my God, but this is a helluva place for a man like me to be!" Warren G. Harding
Boulder Falls is located 11 miles west of Boulder, on the north side of Boulder Canyon Drive (SR 119) between Boulder and Nederland. It consists of five acres of mining claims that were given to the City of Boulder by Charles G. Buckingham, president and co-founder of Buckingham Brothers Bank (now Norwest Bank). Buckingham had held a U.S. Patent since 1881 on the American Mill site that included the Falls. He donated it to the City of Boulder for recreational purposes in 1914, hence "saving this beautiful spot from the encroachment of the great tungsten boom."