President Kennedy: Valley visits, the early yearsLoading
  • KENNEDY 1960 1
    The Central Valley whistle-stop presidential campaign for John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, pulls into Fresno on Sept. 9, 1960.
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  • KENNEDY 1960 3
    The Central Valley whistle-stop presidential campaign for John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, pulls into Fresno on Sept. 9, 1960.
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  • KENNEDY 1960 2
    The Central Valley whistle-stop presidential campaign for John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, pulls into Fresno on Sept. 9, 1960.
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  • KENNEDY 1960 4
    On a Feb. 12, 1960 visit to Fresno, John F. Kennedy -- then a U.S. senator from Massachusetts -- meets Eddie Navarro, 7, left, and his 10-year-old brother, Gilbert, at the Fresno Air Terminal.
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  • KENNEDY 1960 5
    On a Feb. 12, 1960 visit to Fresno, John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, talks with California Gov. Edmund G. Brown backstage during the California Democratic Council's convention.
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  • KENNEDY 1959
    At a Fresno campaign stop on Oct. 31, 1959, John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, has dinner conversation with sisters, Patricia Lawford, right, wife of movie star Peter Lawford, and Jean Smith, left, wife of Stephen Smith.
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Images of President John F. Kennedy captured during central San Joaquin Valley visits made between 1959 and 1960.
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