American Life Histories Manuscripts from the Federal Writer’s Project 1936-1940

Back in the days before the Internet (yes, there was such a time), back before there were even computers, the major form of communication was the written and printed word. Books, magazines, newspapers all contributed to the spread of information. But in the 1930’s, with our country in the depths of The Great Depression, President Roosevelt took steps to not only overcome that depression, but also to help create some lasting monuments to how it was overcome. One of the monuments is today’s Family First Site.

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The Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation

Franklin D. Roosevelt was one of the greatest Presidents we have ever elected to that office. But he was also the only President that was handicapped. He contracted polio at a time when little was known about it, and the treatments varied. But his determination to overcome it was legendary. In fact, many consider his efforts to over come polio as one of his greatest legacies. One of those legacy’s is the focus of today’s Family First Site, as it is one that was near and dear to him before he was elected to the presidency, and it was here that he passed away in April 1945.

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American Life Histories

Back in the days before the Internet (yes, there was such a time), back before there were even computers, the major form of communication was the written and printed word. Books, magazines, newspapers all contributed to the spread of information. But in the 1930’s, with our country in the depths of The Great Depression, President … Read more…

Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation

One of the great Presidents of our country was Franklin D. Roosevelt, who as an adult had to overcome a cripping disease that usually struck children. But the legacy left by President Roosevelt of how and where he overcame that disease if the focus of today’s FamSite. The site is the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute … Read more…

Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute

One of the great Presidents of our country, Franklin D. Roosevelt, passed away 57 years ago. But the legacy left by President Roosevelt is the focus of today’s site, as it is one that was near and dear to him before he was elected to the presidency, and it was here that he passed away … Read more…