Dakota Datebook: President Hayes


September 12, 2022

September 6 in 1878, President Rutherford B. Hayes and First Lady Lucy Hayes paid a visit to Dakota Territory.

Arriving in Fargo at 8:30 a.m., the President, First Lady and an entourage of nearly one hundred took breakfast at the Railroad Hotel before addressing a large audience from the platform of the president’s railcar. President Hayes, who had traveled through the territory six years ear...

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