ROBERT S. KERR / U.S. SENATOR / PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY / STATE VISIT, OCTOBER 29, 1961: SCISSORS IN HAND, Kennedy prepares to snip the ribbon marking formal opening of the scenic route. Disaster narrowly was averted when Sen. Kerr was reminded of the chore just as he and the president were about to leave. Leading the applause at right is Gov. Edmondson, one of many state officials present at the unprecedented occasion. Staff photographer unknown. Photo undated. Published on 10/30/1961 in The Oklahoma City Times.