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Waterbury in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

 
 
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2010
1. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Marker
Inscription.
"I must say, having been here at three o'clock in the morning and now at six-thirty in the evening, that Waterbury is either the easiest city in the United States to get a crowd in, or it has the best democrats in the United States. In any case, our meeting here two years ago at three in the morning was the high point of the 1960 campaign, and we will meet at three o'clock in the morning the last week of the 1964 campaign and see what's going to happen then."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
October 17, 1962
Waterbury Green
(50,000 - present)

This plaque is presented to the
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Memorial Library
By the townspeople of Wolcott, Connecticut,
In gratitude to the only president in
history to honor the Waterbury area by
his continued promises to return
His pledge was fulfilled in the fall of 1964
by the late president's brother
Robert F. Kennedy
Who has accepted this plaque on the
anniversary of that promise. We hope that
his library and the examples set therein,
Will serve as an
"Eternal Flame"
By which future generations of
Americans will be guided

Presentation made at
The Kennedy Memorial Library Ball
State Armory, Waterbury, Conn.

 
Location.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2010
2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Marker
41° 33.396′ N, 73° 2.465′ W. Marker is in Waterbury, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and Prospect Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Click for map. Located on the front of the Hotel Elton building, now The Elton Residential Care Home, just across West Main Street from the Waterbury Green. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 West Main Street, Waterbury CT 06702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. UNICO National (here, next to this marker); POW / MIA Soldiers from Waterbury (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waterbury Veteranís Monument (about 400 feet away); Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (about 600 feet away); Waterbury Soldiers' Monument (about 700 feet away); St. James Church (about 700 feet away); Enoch Hibbard House (about 800 feet away); John Prince Elton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Waterbury.
 
Regarding John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Senator John F. Kennedy made a presidential campaign speech from the balcony of the hotel on Sunday, November 6, 1960. More than forty thousand people waited until 3 am on the Waterbury Green to greet the candidate.
 
Categories. Politics
 
The Entrance to the Hotel Elton building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2010
3. The Entrance to the Hotel Elton building
The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Marker is at the lower right.
The Hotel Elton Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2010
4. The Hotel Elton Building
The marker is visible below the entrance awning.
The Hotel Elton Building. Built in 1905 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2010
5. The Hotel Elton Building. Built in 1905
Now The Elton Residential Care Home
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 673 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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