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Margaret Chase Smith at 45th Parallel, 1964

Contributed by Margaret Chase Smith Library

Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Skowhegan began her 1964 presidential campaign at the 45th Parallel, the half-way point between the North Pole and the Equator, in Pittsburg, New Hampshire.

She stands with Elsie Carper, reporter for the Washington Post; David Broder, and other members of the news media.

The temperature at the time was 25 degrees below zero.

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  • Title: Margaret Chase Smith at 45th Parallel, 1964
  • Creator: Margaret Chase Smith Library
  • Creation Date: 1964-02-10
  • Subject Date: 1964-02-10
  • Town: Pittsburg, Skowhegan
  • County: Coos, Somerset
  • State: ME, NH
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 17.75 cm x 21.84 cm
  • Local Code: 1916
  • Object Type: Image

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Margaret Chase Smith Library
56 Norridgewock Avenue, Skowhegan, ME 04976
(207) 474-7133
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