June 1, 2011
Approximately seven years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Arkansas to take part in the state’s 1936 centennial celebration, he made a return trip in 1943 during World War II. He visited the military training camp located in North Little Rock (Pulaski County), Camp Joseph T. Robinson. He is shown here in a brief visit with Governor Homer Adkins. He also was briefly in the state in 1938 during a nationwide “whistle stop” campaign for his third term. His only stop in Arkansas was at Booneville (Logan County), where he appeared on the platform of the last train car and made a short speech to a crowd of about 3,000.