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Election Small Talk: Presidential Visits


The upcoming election is all anyone is talking about. But with so many hot button issues, let’s take a moment to appreciate some of the less controversial political moments. Here are some of the most iconic presidential visits to Arkansas through the years:

  • 1910: Theodore Roosevelt spoke at the Arkansas State Fair in Hot Springs.
  • 1936: Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke at Centennial Stadium in Little Rock.
  • 1963: John F. Kennedy attended the Greers Ferry Dam dedication.
  • 1975: Gerald R. Ford attended the dedication of St. Edward’s Mercy Medical Center.
  • 1984: Ronald Reagan hosted a political rally in north Little Rock.

Maeghen Carter, Ghidotti Communications

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