Sarah Palin's One Nation tour bus made its way Saturday to Dixon, Illinois, the boyhood hometown of former President Ronald Reagan.
The former governor, along with her husband, daughter Piper, and niece were shown around Reagan's home; Rock River, where he was a lifeguard; and passed a statue in his honor. Ann Lewis, chairwoman of the Dixon Reagan Sentinel Commission escorted the Palin family around.NBC's Alex Moe says Gov. Palin was greeted in Dixon by "numerous" supporters for whom she signed autographs and posed for photos. Moe posted pictures of the governor in Dixon here and here.
Palin told NBC News that it was important for her to come here, because "this is one of those places everyone in America should come to get a sense of Ronald Reagan's foundation -- to understand his humbleness and graciousness."
Update: Another photo, this one taken in the Ronald Reagan Museum at Eureka College.