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In February 1974, then-Vice President Gerald Ford wrapped up a three-day swing through the Midwest with a day in Omaha, the city where he was born. The day included a series of press conferences; lunch with prominent Republicans and relatives; and a tour of Offutt Air Force Base. He also made an unscheduled visit to the site of the house where he was born, at 3202 Woolworth Ave., shown here, and he stopped by the nearby Park School to thank a class for cleaning up the lot. "It was good to see it looking so clean," Ford told the wide-eyed youngsters.

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