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Ronald Reagan at the Pensacola Airport …

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Reagan Rally 1_6x4_RTP_Feb 2014 _ SFW

Back in September of 1980, candidate Reagan made a stop at the Pensacola Airport at around 9:00 one weekday morning.  Having nothing better to do, I thought that I would drive to the airport since it was only 4 or 5 miles from the studio on 12th Avenue.  When I got there, the place was packed … a couple of high school bands, no telling how many thousands of people had gathered around his plane and the stage.  Luckily I knew several of the police and they let me park up close and go on in.  However, I could not get anywhere near the front of the stage, so I had to stand off to the the far right side of the stage.  I had a medium telephoto lens on my 35mm camera, but I never could get directly in front of Ronnie.  You see Mayor Vince Whibbs and Warren Briggs seated on the stage behind the podium.  I was able to get some fairly close shots as he walked off of the stage on his way back to the plane, but I cannot put my hands on those film strips .. I will just have to keep on looking.  Here are some more images from the rally …

Reagan Rally 2 B _ RTP _ Feb 2014_SFW

Reagan Rally 7 _ RTP 1 _ SFW with LOGO

Reagan Rally 4 A _ RTP _ Feb 2014_SFW

Reagan Rally 3 A B  _ RTP _ Feb 2014 _SFW

I had posted one of these rally images in an earlier post, but I never took the time to work up more than one of the images until the past few days.  I hope you enjoy these and I will look for those other film strips with Ronnie walking to the plane and at the top of the steps waving good-bye to everyone.  Thanks for looking and if anyone happened to be at this rally and wants to share your memories, we would love to hear them.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

February 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm

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    Lonna

    July 11, 2014 at 12:41 am

    • Thanks Lonna, but I do not spend too much time on the writing. In fact I very seldom write more than several hundred words on my posts. Thanks again … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      July 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm


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