Photograph showing Oregon Governor Walter M. Pierce (left) speaking to President Warren G. Harding (center) in Meacham, Oregon, on July 3, 1923. First Lady Florence Harding is on the right. They are probably seated on the reviewing stand. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 6 of the Oregon Journal on July 4, 1923, with the following caption: “Governor Pierce of Oregon, President Harding, and Mrs. Harding.” The Hardings’ visit was part of a trip across the nation, which included a stop in Meacham to participate in events commemorating the anniversary of the first wagon train crossing of the Blue Mountains. The commemoration included an address by the president, the dedication of the old Oregon Trail, and a pageant depicting people and events in the history of whites’ arrival and settlement. The Oregon Journal published a story about the Meacham visit, headlined “President Dedicates Oregon Trail in Midst of Colorful Setting,” on the front page of the July 3, 1923 edition. See related image Nos. 371N1048, 371N1049, 371N1053, 371N1054, 371N1055, 371N1056, 371N1058, 371N1059, 371N1060, and 373G0073. Also see image Nos. 371N0140, 371N1047, 371N1050, 371N1051, 371N1057, and 371N1172 from Harding’s subsequent stop in Portland.