The major challenge that President Ford face involved former President Nixon. He had resigned in the midst of the Watergate scandal and President Ford pardoned him for any crimes he may have committed.
his predecessor, former President Nixon, who resigned shortly before the House was set to impeach him for his order of the cover-up of the break-in of his 1972 opponent's campaign headquarters at the Watergate Hotel
The turkeys that get pardoned by the President go to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. There is no special park, because the birds actually die of natural causes within a year of being pardoned.
George Washington pardoned 16 people during his term as President. He pardoned John Mitchell and Philip Vigol, who were convicted of treason during the Whiskey Rebellion. He also pardoned George D. Usher.