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JFK's 1960 L.A. motorcade: A different era

July 15, 1960, John F. Kennedy

Photos of John F. Kennedy's motorcade through the streets of L.A. in the 1960s prompted Times' Daily Mirror blogger Larry Harnisch to meditate on the era: "One ride in a convertible in Los Angeles in the summer of 1960. Another ride in a convertible in Dallas in the fall of 1963. The 1960s were not a more innocent time. It is only some of us who lost our innocence in them."

Read his entire post here. Harnisch also provides fascinating coverage of the 1960 Democratic convention on his blog.

 
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The ONLY two things Kennedy did right was to stand up to Kruschev during the Cuban Missile Crisis and lower taxes to end the 1961 recession. You folks in Kolliforneea ought to try it.

"The 1960s were not a more innocent time. It is only some of us who lost our innocence in them." There's a deep thought trying to escape somewhere there. As for me, I think the 60s, especially the early 60s, were a much more innocent time. How's it even debatable?


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