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Taft visits Utah in 1909.

Editor's note: With the election season winding down and a new president about to take office, the Deseret News has decided to review the presidents who visited Utah and explain what they did while they were on their trip through the Beehive State.

William Howard Taft has one of the most notable records when it comes to visiting the Beehive State.

He first visited Utah from Sept. 24 to 26, 1909. He, along with Maj. Archibald Butt, his military aide who later died aboard the Titanic, met with Utah's Gov. William Spry.

During his visit, he also checked out the Salt Lake Country Club, where Taft, an avid golfer, hit the links. He spent the night at the Knutsford Hotel and the Hotel Utah, becoming the hotel’s first guest, KSL reported.

Taft returned two years later when he visited the Utah State Fair grounds in October 1911. He also visited in 1915.

Several photos were taken of Taft’s visit. Check them out above.

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Herb Scribner is a writer for Deseret Digital Media.