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President Kennedy Speaks in Pueblo, Colorado

Aug. 17, 1962 - President Kennedy called on Congress today to write “a conservation record second to none” before it adjourned. Specifically, the President told an audience of 8,000 persons in the High School Stadium in Pueblo, Colo., that Congress should approve this year:

1. “Three superb national seashores” — at Cape Cod, Mass., Point Reyes, Calif., and Padre Island, Tex.

2. A bill to preserve wilderness areas.

3. A youth employment opportunities bill to incorporate a Youth Conservation Corps. This, he said, would help keep young people “from hanging around street corners, put them to work in our national parks, and help them make something of their lives and this country.”

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