1952 Eisenhower stops in Portsmouth
Submitted by Dave Huffman
Jim Detty wrote: The date was Wednesday September 24, 1952. I strongly also encourage everyone who reads the Google News Archives of the Portsmouth Times & Portsmouth Daily Times, to spend some time reading the newspaper accounts of this visit. Ike spent more time than was originally scheduled in Portsmouth, and actually went inside the Portsmouth Passenger Station to make a very important phone call. A phone call that skyrocketed another politician’s career as U.S. and world history would later tell.
Chris Lewallen wrote: Maybe we need a General Ike to tackle our economic problems today?
Anne Chapman Gardiner wrote: I was there!
Sue Brown wrote: I was there too! Ike and Mamie came out on the rear platform to wave to the crowds. I was closest to the platform and had to look UP to see them. Mamie was wearing a garter slightly above her knee and it said “I Like Ike” …
Karen Sue Wikoff wrote: I held my breath on that one, Sue. I thought you were going to say Mamie was wearing knee-high cheaters.
Sue Brown wrote: Yes…all the schools were dismissed for the students who wished to go to the train depot. It was quite an adventure as we WALKED from Highland School to the depot. We thought it was quite an adventure.
George H Scaggs wrote: Yes we went from Garfield. What a site to see!