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On Saturday, October 15, 1960, as part of his campaign seeking election to the office of U.S. President, U.S. Senator John F. “Jack” Kennedy (1917-1963) visited downtown Beaver Falls. After earlier stops in Sharon and New Castle the Senator’s 15-car motorcade arrived at the Municipal Building on 15th Street in the early afternoon. In the photo above Kennedy greets his many enthusiastic well wisher’s from the blue collar town of Beaver Falls. (These four photos are courtesy of Jill Craig) Full Size
Kennedy, representing the Democratic ticket, waves to the crowd as he arrives at the Municipal Building in downtown Beaver Falls. A few weeks later he defeated Republican nominee Richard M. Nixon and was elected as the 35th President of the United States. Full Size
People strain to get a glimpse of Kennedy as he gives a brief speech in front of the Municipal Building. Full Size
A donkey, the symbol of the Democratic Party, took part in the motorcade. Full Size