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John F. Kennedy, center, is pictured with these unidentified men during his Sept. 22, 1960, presidential campaign stop in Mitchell. (Daily Republic file photo)

JFK visited Corn Palace

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Friday marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
 
Three years prior to his death, the then-senator and presidential candidate made his only stop in Mitchell at the Corn Palace, with friend and supporter George McGovern, a Mitchell native and then a congressman, on Sept. 22, 1960. The Daily Republic covered the event with a headline that read “Food is Strength, Freedom And Peace, Kennedy Tells CP Crowd.” 
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 The images on this page were taken by Daily Republic staffers at the time, including Art Raymond and Jim Wilson.
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