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Remarks at the Dedication of the Oahe Dam, Pierre, South Dakota, 17 August 1962

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WH-120-002
Remarks at the Dedication of the Oahe Dam, Pierre, South Dakota, 17 August 1962
17 August 1962
1 audio tape/reel (17 minutes)
Public Domain
Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the dedication ceremony for the Oahe Dam and Missouri River Basin Power Transmission System in Pierre, South Dakota. In his speech President Kennedy discusses how similar resource development projects have changed the American economy, landscape, and standard of living. He also characterizes the Oahe Dam’s ability to supply irrigation, produce electric energy, and provide a reservoir lake as a symbol of a free society utilizing its natural resources.
JFKWHA-120-002
Department of Defense. Defense Communications Agency. White House Communications Agency. (1962 - 06/25/1991)