Camping with a future president


Future president Dwight D. Eisenhower and his pals were photographed while camping along the Smoky Hill River near Abilene, Kansas, about 1908. Eisenhower, who was 17 years old when this photograph was taken, lived in Abilene, and attended Abilene High School. In 1911, Eisenhower began his military career by entering the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

National Archives, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library


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