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For the People: 1964

For the People: 1964

July 13, 1964. San Francisco. "Republican National Convention. Governor Mark Hatfield of Oregon delivering keynote address at Cow Palace." 35mm negative by Warren Leffler for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.

 

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I remember it well!

I and two friends nearly crashed the RNC that year. Climbed a fence way, way outside and almost made it to the hall before being stopped by Security!

Hazy

I've seen video footage of those early '60s conventions and it's staggering to see how much smoke from all the cigarettes being smoked there is rising to the rafters.

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