Black and white photograph taken on April 10, 1962, of some of the one hundred Bangor Daily News carriers whose participation in a circulation contest trip to Washington, D.C., Gettysburg, and Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The trip began on April 7, 1962 at the Blaine House where Governor John Reed gave the young ambassadors from Maine an official send-off. On April 10th, they met with Margaret Chase Smith for a tour of the Capitol. Dressed in Bangor Daily News shirts and outfitted with new carrier bags, the Sunrisers, as they were called visited the offices of all Senators and Representatives where they left copies of the Bangor Daily special editions, State of Maine brochures, five-pound packages of Maine potatoes from the State Department of Agriculture, and packages of sardines from the Maine Sardine Council.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.