Every winter, Florida’s sunshine and beautiful landscape attract billions of visitors wanting to escape the cold North. For the 33rd President of the United States back in 1946, it was illness that brought him to Key West. Warm breezes and relaxation cured President Harry S. Truman but the Key West lifestyle kept him returning again and again. In our historical series, Florida Remembers, we take you to the place Truman called his “little white house” and explore why it continues to attract visitors, dignitaries and U.S. Presidents years later.


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Bob Wolz Harry S. Truman Key West