July 1 - 1963: First Lady on Cape for the 4th of July holiday

Jackie Kennedy made America more beautiful
The President and Jackie watching the America's Cup Race off Newport, RI, aboard the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. in 1962 and alighting from the President's plane "Caroline" a few days earlier. The couple often visited her family's estate in Newport on thei

We will never see her like again

Jackie Kennedy made America more beautiful

On this day in 1963 the press was reporting that Jackie Kennedy and her two children would be going to Cape Cod for the Fourth.

If you are fifty-five or older you will recall the almost storybook atmosphere of our very chic White House occupants of that era.

It hasn't happened that classically in the intervening 45 years, and in fact, it is difficult to imagine an America in the future where sure a Camelot could exist.

You may note in the story that the First Lady and the President had a home not at "The Compound" but on nearby Squaw Island in Hyannisport.


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