11/7/1960 -- In the days before the 1960 election, John F. Kennedy came to Hartford on one of his final campaign stops. Speaking from the Hartford Times Portico in November of 1960, he scoffed at Richard Nixon's plan to make goodwill tours of Communist bloc countries. 'If I am elected, I am not going to Eastern Europe. I am going to Washington, D.C.'
Hartford Collection, Hartford Public Library/Hartford Studies Project