President Dwight Eisenhower and Margaret Chase Smith, Skowhegan, 1955

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Senator Margaret Chase Smith in a food serving line at Senator Smith's home in Skowhegan. Governor and Jane Muskie are behind them.

The President vacationed in Maine and later came to give a speech at the Skowhegan Fair Grounds. Senator Smith set up a lobster and clambake area on the west side of her lawn for the Press Corps following the President's speech. President Eisenhower enjoyed a steak barbecue on the Senator's back lawn. The President seasoned and cooked his own steak, and later reports indicate he overlooked strict doctors orders and ate lobster too.

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  • Title: President Dwight Eisenhower and Margaret Chase Smith, Skowhegan, 1955
  • Creator: Margaret Chase Smith Library
  • Creation Date: 1955-06-27
  • Subject Date: 1955-06-27
  • Town: Skowhegan
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 25.5 cm x 20.5 cm
  • Local Code: 1812-Eisenhower Visit pg 29
  • Object Type: Image

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Margaret Chase Smith Library
56 Norridgewock Avenue, Skowhegan, ME 04976
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