President Kennedy at the Fresno Air TerminalLoading
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    Behind military guards, crowds wait to see President John F. Kennedy at the Fresno Air Terminal on Aug. 18, 1962.
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    Thousands crowd the barricades to hear President John F. Kennedy's speech at the Fresno Air Terminal on Aug. 18, 1962.
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    Crowds wait to see President John F. Kennedy at the Fresno Air Terminal on Aug. 18, 1962.
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    Crowds wait to see President John F. Kennedy at the Fresno Air Terminal on Aug. 18, 1962.
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    President John F. Kennedy greets people at the Fresno Air Terminal on Aug. 18, 1962.
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    President John F. Kennedy shakes hands with some of the thousands who showed up to see him at the Fresno Air Terminal on Aug. 18, 1962.
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    President John F. Kennedy meets members of the military on hand for his speech at the Fresno Air Terminal on Aug. 18, 1962.
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    President John F. Kennedy, with Rep. B.F. Sisk of Fresno, center, at the Fresno Air Terminal on Aug. 18, 1962.
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    President John F. Kennedy at the Fresno Air Terminal on Aug. 18, 1962.
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    Larry Mustachio, 9, meets President John F. Kennedy during Kennedy's Aug. 18, 1962 departure from Fresno Air Terminal.
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    President John F. Kennedy speaks to a crowd at the Fresno Air Terminal on Aug. 18, 1962. With Kennedy on the platform are, from left: California Gov. Edmund G. Brown; state Sen. Hugh Burns; Clair Engle, one of California's U.S. senators; Arthur Selland, mayor of Fresno; Rep. B.F. Sisk of Fresno; and Ralph Brody, chairman of the California Water Commission.
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    President John F. Kennedy at the Fresno Air Terminal on Aug. 18, 1962.
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    President John F. Kennedy boards the presidential jet at the Fresno Air Terminal on Aug. 18, 1962, ending a whirlwind, two-day tour of the central San Joaquin Valley.
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    President John F. Kennedy aboard the presidential jet leaves the Fresno Air Terminal on Aug. 18, 1962.
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    President John F. Kennedy aboard the presidential jet leaves the Fresno Air Terminal on Aug. 18, 1962.
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Thousands showed up to see President John F. Kennedy as he made a stop at the Fresno Air Terminal, following his appearance at the groundbreaking for San Luis dam and reservoir, on Aug. 18, 1962.
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