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Gen-Xers Greet President Nixon, 1971

Here are some wonderful 35 mm slide images of President Richard Nixon’s 1971 visit to Walla Walla, Washington. The photos first appeared on Bygone Walla Walla. They were taken by Howard B. Ludwigs.

Three young children witness the arrival of President Richard Nixon and Air Force One, September 21, 1971, Walla Walla, Washington

Three young children witness the arrival of President Richard Nixon and Air Force One, September 21, 1971, Walla Walla, Washington

Here is a brief excerpt from the speech he gave that day.

“…I would like to tell you a little about what I think the future holds for young Americans. Sometimes you may be rather discouraged about the future. We have been passing through a difficult time in this country, the longest and most difficult war in any nation’s history, a war that, however, is being brought to an end in a way that we can win a lasting peace.”

President Richard Nixon, 1971

A crowd in Walla Walla, Washington awaits the arrival of Air Force One, September 1971

A crowd in Walla Walla, Washington awaits the arrival of Air Force One, September 1971

Privately Owned Vehicles parked on the tarmac at an airport in Walla Walla, Washington during the arrival of President Richard Nixon, 1971

Privately Owned Vehicles parked on the tarmac at an airport in Walla Walla, Washington during the arrival of President Richard Nixon, 1971

Check out these pictures of Richard Nixon and a majorette.

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