A history of presidential firsts

Published On: Oct 30 2012 06:18:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Feb 15 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

The history of the American presidency is full of firsts -- from groundbreaking to the just plain goofy.

presidential firsts - Rutherford B Hayes
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Library of Congress

Rutherford B. Hayes -- First president to visit the West Coast while in office, arriving in San Francisco during September 1880

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