My Life on a Map!

Interesting Anecdotes About Richard Nixon

RICHARD NIXON’S MATERNAL GRANDFATHER FRANKLIN MILHOUS SUCCUMBED TO SPANISH FLU EPIDEMIC OF 1919

Original Milhous family home as it is today in Whittier In 1897, Franklin Milhous moved his family, including his wife, their nine children and his mother to Whittier. Franklin built the family’s first home on the south side of the old El Camino Real (now Whittier Boulevard), a mile down ...

WELCOME TO THE (NEW & IMPROVED) RICHARD NIXON’S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!

Welcome to Richard Nixon’s Southern California! If you are wondering why I would ever start this project, let me tell you the whole story. While I began this blog some time ago and have posted several articles on Nixon, I have revamped the website and in the process lost most ...

White House Church Services

As a Quaker growing up in Yorba Linda and Whittier, Richard Nixon attended church services four times a day on Sundays, plus Wednesday evenings. When he was a young attorney practicing law in Whittier, he continued to teach Sunday school, sing in the choir, play piano at services and even ...

RIP Hubert Perry, 102, Richard Nixon’s Last Surviving Classmate

Hubert Perry was “Mr. Whittier.” Having attended Whittier High School and Whittier College with Richard Nixon, until his death on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the age of 102, he was the last surviving classmate of Richard Nixon. Hubert was a wonderful man, and over the last several years he ...

Richard Nixon Plays the Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl has played host to bands from rock and roll legends The Rolling Stones and U2 to current pop stars Justin Timberlake and Beyonce, and innumerable sporting events, including the Women’s World Cup Soccer, NFL Super Bowls, and the annual iconic Rose Bowl football game. The Rose Bowl also has a storied history with President Richard Nixon. Though it is currently ...

Presidential Golf & A Wedding

On August 23, 1969, President Richard Nixon was on a working vacation at the Western White House (La Casa Pacifica) in San Clemente when he decided to play a round of golf with his friend (and Attorney General) John Mitchell. The two choppered to Century City to tee off at ...

Nixon’s Fighting Spirit at the Hollywood American Legion Stadium

Richard Nixon had a fighting spirit, dating back to his formative years when he and his Whittier College Poets football teammates took on the defending national champion USC Trojan football team in a forlorn effort at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Nixon carried that same fighting spirit into his political life. When he ...

Dick Nixon: A Southern California Piano Man

When one thinks of Richard Nixon, “musician” is likely not the first word that comes to mind. But he was. And his first love was the piano. From the early days of his childhood, growing up in the tiny home in which he was born, Richard Nixon developed a passion ...

Another Nixon Biography Based on a False Premise

The latest biography on Richard Nixon, Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas, falls into the same trap as every other modern biography on America’s 37th President. Too little time was devoted to actually researching Nixon’s roots and early life in Southern California. Instead, the commonly held belief, repeated in A Man ...

ELVIS PRESLEY: CIA SPY

Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, December 21, 1970. When the National Archives first admitted, in 1988, that the White House meeting between President Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley had been photographed, the iconic image of the President and the King of Rock & Roll in the ...