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Taft, William H. (1857-1930) to Henry G. Granger

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00782.20 Author/Creator: Taft, William H. (1857-1930) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 8 March 1909 Pagination: 1 p. ; 23 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes in response to a telegram from Granger in which he had praised his economic policy and looked forward to seeing Taft ride through a sea-level Panama Canal. Thanks him for his praise, but dismisses as impracticable a sea-level canal. Written on White House letterhead.

People: Taft, William H. (William Howard)., 1857-1930
Granger, Henry G

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: PresidentLatin and South AmericaEconomicsFinanceCanalsInfrastructureProgressive Era

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