In Texarkana on September 13 Back in 1960


On September 13, 1960, John F. Kennedy made a campaign stop in Texarkana. He participated and rode in the Four States Fair Parade, and spoke to the crowds at the Fairgrounds. This is the speech from that day.

I was able to be in the crowd for Jimmy Carter when he made a campaign stop in Texarkana. I was also able to see and shake the hand of Ronald Reagan, and I had a photo taken with Bill Clinton when those Presidents made campaign stops. So did John Kennedy in 1960, back when the Four States Fair was still held in September.

President Kennedy was assassinated years before I came to be, but he campaigned in Texarkana in September of 1960. has the speech on record…

My favorite part of that speech is the response he says he got in Austin about Paul Revere…

JFK Monument at Federal Post Office in Texarkana


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