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Friday Feature: President Nixon Not Riding a Tiger

Richard Nixon rides in a parade, waving to the crowds.

Richard Nixon and family are seen here riding in a parade at Disneyland in 1959. Photo courtesy Davelandweb.com.

(Future-) President Richard M. Nixon visited Disneyland in 1959, at Walt Disney's invitation, for the park's 5th anniversary celebration. He's seen here riding down Main Street, with wife Tricia and daughters Julie and Pat in the back seat.

At the time of the visit Nixon was Vice President to Dwight Eisenhower—he would run for President as the Republican nominee the following year, but would narrowly lose to John F. Kennedy. Of course, he won his next campaign, finally taking the White House in 1968.

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