The trip, accompanied by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, was his first to the city as President. Papers estimated hundreds of thousands saw the President . Central Station was located at Fifth and Alameda Street.
President Roosevelt speaks to the crowd from his car at the end of his motorcade through the city. during his one day visit. Tens of thousands of people greeted Roosevelt along with other dignitaries, including his wife Eleanor Roosevelt and Los Angeles Mayor Frank L. Shaw, during the motorcade.
Edward E. Spence, Beverly Hills mayor, and Norman H. Pabst fly the flag at half mast at City Hall as a gesture of reverence upon news of the August 15th death of Will Rogers. All businesses in the city closed at 1:00 pm as well