Is the caption on photo 13/ the Kennedy Photos / correct?I think the
new Salt Lake airport terminal which appears in the background was opened in the
late spring of 1961. That would make this a 1963 presidential visit photo.
Would appreciate a comment back.
I also would like to see more of the pictures of the visit in 1963, I don't
think there were any (or few) in the galleries so far. My father was working on
the Salt Lake Temple at the time of the 1963 visit, putting on a new copper
roof, and viewed the whole procession from atop the temple, and took a few
You want to know the truth about who shot Kennedy?Get "Reclaiming
History" by Vincent Bugliosi. Bottom line: Oswald shot him, three
shots, all from the same gun. Oswald was a mental case. Jack Ruby was a small
time thug, that decided out of his love for JFK and his wife, to go finish off
Oswald. That's it. No more. I have read or watched most of the
conspiracy theories and Bugliosi demystifies them nicely.
Eloquent, possibly married to the mob, adulterer, but boy, could he command an
audience!Regardless of his shortcomings, he energized the nation at
his time. The pictures are unbelievably cool. Well done!!
And now that you brought it up.... how many of your fellow republicans
have had AFFAIRS....even John McCain. Don't throw mud unless you want it back.
JFK was a great President and loved by the people of this country.
It was just too short of time he had to be President.
Way to sling mud with your "affair" comment. Grow up. Last I checked this story
was about Kennedy's visit to Utah, not his affairs.
Be grateful the newspaper made these images available at any size!
Please, please, please, make this available in a book of some sorts, I would
love to have these pictures to look at all the time!
How many affairs did he have again while in public office?
When I viewed the pictures tears came to my eyes and I couldn't help but
remember that day in November 1963. I was ill at the time and was watching TV
and Walter Cronkite came on and gave the news to the world. I spent the time
until after the funeral, watching everything that took place. I cried so
many tears. I was about 36 yrs. of age at the time and had 4 young children
and I had them watch with me. I told them they were watching History. People
who lived at that time, will never forget the sadness that was felt here in
our country and around the world. I pray it never happens again.
John Kennedy was and still is my favorite President. I'll never forget the dsay
he wa killed. I was in Jr. College when he was killed and at first I thought it
was a joke. I had watched him campaign and collect hundreds of photos of him,
Jackie and their kids. I remember the look on their faces when they lost their
baby Patrick. He had a fantastic ability to unite this country and people could
feel his capability to lead and make decisions. He not only was charismatic, but
he was intelligent and knew how to lead this country. He was well respected by
other countries and they knew what a strong leader he was. I'm not sure we'll
ever have another President like John F. Kennedy. His wife was probably
his greatest assett. She was lovely and charming, but also extremely
intelligent and always knew just the right thing to do. She showed her strength
and breeding when even in grief, she taught their son, John Jr., to salute his
fallen father. Then she walked behind his casket, rather than riding in a limo.
She held the country together those awful few days. She was indeed the "First
It seems that most of the Presidents has some kind of relationship with the
prophet at their time. This is not meant as a slur of any kind - just wondering
how this will work out with Obama? What kind of relationship do you see him
having with our Prophet? Any NICE comments are welcome - I truly am curious how
this will play out.
John, I saw all the photos without issues. Chris, did you click the picture in
the story? If you do a huge gallery shows up with 26 photos. You have to click
on the picture. The photos are amazing. I'd love to see a gallery
like this of President-elect Obama!
I saw Jack Kennedy when he had been elected president but not yet sworn in. He
was still living in a townhouse in Washington, D.C. We heard he was going to
make one of his periodic appearances so we ran across the street. It was a
cold, sunny day. I remember how the sun made his hair look so red. Don't
recall what he said, just how thrilled I was. My Dad never forgave himself for
not having a camera with him that day.A friend's father worked for
Jackie's step-father, who was a stockbroker, and Ruth had permission sometimes
to visit Merrywood, Jackie's step-father's house in McLean, Va. and use the
pool. One time Jack and Jackie were lounging around the pool. Ruth loves to
tell the story about how Jack kennedy helped her improve her swimming strokes.
Those of us of a certain age remember, perhaps that is our first clear
remembrance. It was a Friday. We were in class and an announcement came over.
The teacher started to cry. Which set off the students who were allowed to
watch the news on the old black and white TV in the classroom.The
days leading up to the funeral procession and the sadness / tension in the
nation were felt by all of us and the world.
My mom loved JFK and I remember that we planned to go see him at the airport
that day(I was about 13). Sadly, my younger brother got sick the day before and
had the flu really bad so we couldn't go. I wish I'd had the chance to be in
When I was in 6th grade, while JFK was still a Senator, our class took a visit
to the State Capitol. I don't know if our teacher knew who would
be the speaker that day or not, but we students heard him speak and saw his
beautiful wife. I clearly remember someone asking Jacqueline to say a few
words, and (paraphrasing) she said "I'm not good at making political speeches,
so I shouldn't start now."Even MORE exciting, when we went outside,
JFK and Jacqueline were getting into their car...but they stopped and shook our
hands. When we got back onto our school bus, our teacher (Mr
Hawkes of Madison Elementary in Ogden) said "He's going to be President some
day." It was a good time in our history; hopefully, that spirit is
returning.Doesn't the Deseret News have any mention of THAT visit in
Yes. I agree with Chris J.
My grandma talks about JFK's visit to Utah and what an impact it had on her.
She heard him speak and helped with his campaign. I am excited to show her the
photos. Thank you for making them available. I agree with the previous
post--it would be great if the photos were made available in a larger size, even
in a book or something. My grandma will be thrilled to see them, but has no
internet and no idea how to view them if she did. Having them in book form or
on display somewhere would be very beneficial to many in Utah. Thanks again!
Greetings:I finally got to view the pictures, and I just now
realized why, unlike Chris J., I think they're not small.I use my
wide screen television as the monitor for my notebook, and I keep my computer's
screen resolution at 800 X 600 pixels.So, I have a much larger view
of everything.With my background in law enforcement, I was
particularly interested in seeing the police officer's uniforms and
equipment.Notice the difference in clothing styles.Notice the changes in the airport.Notice the ZCMI store and the
Church Administration Building.When these photographs were taken in
Nineteen Sixty, I was fourteen years old and a freshman at Stephen F. Austin
High School in El Paso, Texas.I especially enjoy seeing the
photographs of David O. MacKay, for I'm a convert in The Church of JESUS CHRIST
of Latter-day Saints (baptized in 1967), and David O. MacKay was my FIRST
prophet!He died when I was a soldier at the Phu Lam Signal Battalion
in Viet Nam, where I attended LDS services in the Saigon Branch.Thank you.John Robert MallerneeOfficial Bard of Clan
HendersonArmed Forces Retirement HomeWashington, D.C. 20011-8400
Greetings:Yes, I'm also having trouble with the photographs.The first three (03) photographs opened up, but the rest of the slide
show just stopped.No, they are NOT small pictures, not if you click
on "GALLERY" or "CLICK TO ENLARGE", and for me, the pixel resolution was just
fine.But, for some reason, I'm not seeing all of the pictures, for
the program isn't functioning properly.Not all of the thumbnail
views appear, and the slide show freezes up and won't load.I hope
the staff at DESERET NEWS pays attention and fixes the problem.When
President Kennedy was assassinated, I was seventeen years old and living in
North Carolina.I remember the moment vividly, but unlike others, I
can never tell anyone (except privately, for a VERY select few close family or
friends) about what I was doing or where I was, due to personal
embarrassment.That's one more reason folks should ALWAYS lead a
clean, wholesome, and upright life, for you never know when you'll either
witness or be a part of a historic moment.Thank you.John
Robert MallerneeOfficial Bard of Clan HendersonArmed Forces
Retirement HomeWashington, D.C. 20011-8400
What a great piece of history! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Indeed, these are great pictures. Therefore, I hope that the pictures are
donated to some library somewhere. These images won't be available for long on
the deseret news website. They need a permanent place at a university library or
some similar institution of research. Also, the pictures are laughably
small. These are about 400 pixels wide! For pictures containing such history,
you should be posting them at much bigger sizes. Especially if I want to attempt
to recognize some 'Aunt Betsy' from 45 years ago. All I can see in some of those
photo's is a pixelated blur of most faces. I've said it before, Please
Deseret news, gives us bigger pictures to accompany the articles. These are
almost no bigger than the thumbnail images.