Thursday, July 31, 2014
Nikita Khrushchev in Salinas 1959
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, traveling by train from Los Angeles to San Francisco, stopped in Salinas on Sunday, September 20, 1959. Accompanied by U.N. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, the northbound train rolled in to the Salinas train station at 3:45 p.m. The six-minute stop failed to yield a glimpse of the Soviet Premier to the hundreds of people who gathered around W. Market Street.