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    John F. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed as president to California Governor Pat Brown. One page, 6.75" x 9", August 28, 1962, Washington, on White House letterhead. The president has struck through the typed salutation, "Dear Governor Brown", and written above it, "Pat:" In part: "My thanks to you and your associates for your most hospitable welcome to me on my recent visit to California for the groundbreaking ceremonies at San Luis damsite. It gave me great pleasure to participate in that impressive event. . . . It is particularly heartening to know that this is the result of the close cooperation of State and Federal agencies." Some words have been underlined in red ink.

    The groundbreaking ceremony of the San Luis Dam was held on August 18, 1962, and was attended by several thousands of people, including President Kennedy and Governor Brown. The dam was completed in 1967. Stamped on the verso, "Received/ Governor's Office/ 1962 Aug 31 AM 9 07". This letter has some separation at the center horizontal fold. A small amount of paper loss from the top left corner due to a staple. Near fine.

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