President Roosevelt Visits Columbia, SC | History of SC Slide Collection

President Roosevelt Visits Columbia, SC

President Franklin D. Roosevelt occasionally stopped in Columbia on his train trips between Washington, D.C., and his home in Warm Springs, Georgia. But in January 1940, as the war expanded in Europe, he came to Columbia to encourage American forces at Fort Jackson, and to draw attention to America's readiness to help its allies. Here, the mounted cavalry troops seen in the background are the subject of his inspection tour at the fort.

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.