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Presidents’ Day | From the archives: October 21, 1979

Vignettes of the day

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in The Boston Globe on October 21, 1979.

In June 1977, when the Kennedy family held the ceremonial groundbreaking for the John F. Kennedy Library, the ground was so muddy that a shoe was occasionally suctioned off a well-heeled foot.

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