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Presidents and Candidates in the Cove

Letters to the Editor


November 5, 2020

To the Editor:

This is a response to your front page question “How Many Presidents Have Visited the Cove?” in the Oct. 29, 2020, edition.

Do future presidents or candidates count? I was working for Penn Air, Inc., at the airport as a line boy. In 1968, presidential candidates Hubert H. Humphrey (D) and Richard M. Nixon (R) arrived in a Lockheed L-188 Electra aircraft. One was American Airlines, the other American Flyers Airlines. They each held a rally in Blair County (I think they were in the city of Altoona).

I know presidential candidate George McGovern (D) landed at the airport in...

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Gleaner43 writes:

At least twice while he was in the White House, Ike landed at Martinsburg and motored to State College to visit his brother Milton Eisenhower, then top dog at Penn State. My brother Bill and I stood on the milk stand on PA 866 -- Piney Creek Road -- to salute our president as he passed north. Once my daddy drove us up Spring Street to look over what was the predecessor of Air Force One, Eisenhower's Super Constellation he called Columbine. Insurance man Ken Stover was there, too, and he remarked: 'Yep, there it is. Columbian Airlines.'


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