President Taft was a huge advocate for automobiles, so much so that he was given a budget of $12,000 to invest in both automobiles as well as a building to house them. Read about the dismantling of the White House stables and President Taft's investment in automobiles.
Take a look back at the early 20th century version of open government and transparency with this review of the White House visitors list from January 24th, 1912, when President Taft received members of Congress, ambassadors and more.
Delve into a night out in Washington D.C. in 1912, from dinner with President Taft to a local engagement party. Read the excerpt from the Washington Post and photos of the guests. Plus, find out what happened two years later.