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Before Camp David, There Was Camp Hoover

THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL RETREAT

President Trump loves hanging out at Mar-a-Lago, his luxury Florida estate. He’s less fond of Camp David, the chief executive’s official getaway in the Maryland mountains. He once described the presidential retreat as “interesting for about 30 minutes.”

Every president since FDR has spent time at Camp David. Yet 13 years before it was created another presidential property was built in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

This is the story of Camp Hoover. Continue reading