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This Day in Georgia History

October 03, 1924

FDR First Visited Warm Springs

Seeking a cure for the paralysis left after an attack of polio in 1921, Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived in Warm Springs, Georgia for his first visit to a place which he would come to regard as his “second home.” It was Roosevelt’s second visit overall to Georgia; the first had been before he contracted polio.

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Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources