Jack Kennedy at Victory Square, Seattle
Jack Kennedy visits Seattle, November, 1961

 

President Kennedy Receives Seafair Skipper Pin

Photo courtesy of: Greater Seattle News Bureau.

President Kennedy getting "pinned" by Seafair's King Ben Bowling during his visit. That's Gordon on the microphone.  The program was held in Seattle's Victory Square located on University Street between 4th and 5th Avenues and opposite Victor Rosellini's Four-10 Restaurant. Kennedy followed this program with a speech at the University of Washington to honor their 100th Anniversary and ended the day back at the Olympic Hotel with a dinner celebrating U.S.Senator Warren G Magnusen.  Kennedy planned to return to Seattle during the Century 21 World's Fair in 1962, but the "Cuban Missile Crisis" got in the way.

 

 

 

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