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Ike Visits Disneyland

Dec. 26, 1961 - General Dwight D. Eisenhower and his family visited Disneyland today, and the former President seemed almost as delighted as his four grandchildren. “Oh boy, Mamie, look at that!” Gen. Eisenhower exclaimed to his wife when he saw the amusement park’s version of a Mississippi riverboat. The general went on some rides himself. But he contented himself with watching when the children rode about in miniature cars with the help of their parents, Lieut. Col. John S. D. Eisenhower and his wife, Barbara. Hundreds of persons recognized the former President and shouted greetings of “Hi, Ike!” Asked if he was having a good time, the general replied: “Oh, I love it.”


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