JFK in Duluth: 50 years later

The News Tribune is looking for people with special memories from 50 years ago surrounding the Sept. 24, 1963, Northland visit of President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy flew to Duluth and then took a helicopter to Ashland as part of a whirlwind Department of Agriculture tour of the Midwest and West that month.

After speaking in Ashland, he returned to Duluth for a speech at the University of Minnesota Duluth and a motorcade down Superior Street. He stayed overnight at the Hotel Duluth, now the Greysolon Plaza.

We are looking to tell the stories of people who remember the visit and the tragedy that occurred two months later when Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.

E-mail reporter Mike Creger at mcreger@duluthnews.com or call (218) 723-5218.