LITTLE ROCK, AR -- No mystery here- For today’s WBW we take you back to October 3rd, 1963 for the dedication of the Greers Ferry Dam. President John F. Kennedy was on hand to dedicate the Dam. On the podium, standing from left, are U.S. Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus, U.S. Sen. John L. McClellan and U.S. Sen. J.W. Fulbright. JFK said of the assembled politicians that day: “I suppose pound for pound, the Arkansas delegation in the Congress of the United States wields more influence than any other delegation of any of the other 49 States. That could be either good or bad for the country, but in this case it happens to be good.” One other quote I’d like to mention: “I would like to see us do what we are doing here, do it in the Northwest, do it in the Midwest, do it in the East--set aside land for people so that as we get to become a more urban population, we will still have some place where people can drive and see what their country looks like. That is why this is an important work. And all of those who attack these projects as "pork barrel" and waste and all the rest should realize the effect these decisions have had on this State. No State in the Union is going faster than the State of Arkansas.”
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