Public Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936

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Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt  | Date: October 12, 1936

164 Rear-Platform Remarks at Colorado Springs, Colo.
October 12, 1936

MY FRIENDS, four years ago we had a big crowd in Colorado Springs, and today it is just twice as big.

That is a good idea; and I hope that you are also twice as happy as you were in 1932.

I am glad to see all these signs you display telling me to look at things. That is just what I am doing in coming out here, just what I have been doing on a good many trips in the last four years—trying to get to know this country better. I have seen the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs on several occasions before, and some day I want to come up here and spend a week or two.

You know, there has been a good deal of difference in tourists. In 1932, when I came out through here, there were a lot of tourists-but they were riding in box cars. This year there are more of them- and they are riding in Pullmans.

That is one thing I am very happy about. People all over the country have more wherewithal with which to travel and see their own country. I tell people back East that their duty is to come out West rather than go over across to Europe.

It is fine to see you all. There are a number of very distinguished gentlemen up here on the platform. Here is my old friend, your Congressman, the Senator and the Governor. And may I also present—I think you have seen this person before-may I present to you Mrs. Roosevelt?

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Chicago: Franklin D. Roosevelt, "164 Rear-Platform Remarks at Colorado Springs, Colo.," Public Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936 in Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936 (New York: Russell & Russell, 1938-1950), Item 238 Original Sources, accessed April 21, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZPRKCEA2CF3U3C.

MLA: Roosevelt, Franklin D. "164 Rear-Platform Remarks at Colorado Springs, Colo." Public Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936, in Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936 (New York: Russell & Russell, 1938-1950), Item 238, Original Sources. 21 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZPRKCEA2CF3U3C.

Harvard: Roosevelt, FD, '164 Rear-Platform Remarks at Colorado Springs, Colo.' in Public Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936. cited in , Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936 (New York: Russell & Russell, 1938-1950), Item 238. Original Sources, retrieved 21 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZPRKCEA2CF3U3C.