With election primary season getting underway, it is getting closer to the time where we decide the next leader of our country, but did you know that President John F. Kennedy made a campaign stop in Ilion?

That's right, on September 29, 1960 Kennedy spoke to residents of the Village of Ilion just about a month before he was elected President of the United States.

The visit took place near Ilion's Central Plaza that is now occupied by Dollar General and the GPO Federal Credit Union.

Here's a photo from the Herkimer Evening Telegram from 1960 from the Ilion Golden Bombers Facebook page:

 

As we consider our next Presidential crop....We remember when........The future President visited Ilion......JFKWe will Remember...

Posted by Golden Bombers-Never Be Less Than the Best on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Do you remember JFK's visit to Central New York? How about any other Presidents coming through the area?

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