This film shown behind Rutherford B. Hayes Grave shows where his two Horses from the Civil War were buried. Somewhere between the two grave is buried one of his dogs. This film is by Stars1976. This is one of our favorite places to visit for it has so much history there. We also feed the squirrels there by hand….
With the Squirrels at Spiegel Grove, the home of Rutherford B. Hayes. They will come up and eat right out of your hand. The grounds are used by joggers and those walking their dogs are more than welcomed here. We saw Collies here!!!!!
His home had many animals living there and the grounds had lots of animals living there when it was his home also. Off to the left of his home is his grave and his wife’s grave as well as Old Ned’s and Whitey’s graves. President Hayes was very fond of his animals family members and each of them is remembered someway in his writings. Rutherford B. Hayes was President from 1877-1881 in a era when animals were not always valued. At the Hayes home they were deeply loved.
We were so moved by the story of this man and his family and life I named one of our Collies after him.