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President Obama stops in Seneca Falls

  FingerLakes1.com
  8/22/13 @ 5:05 pm
 

President Obama in Seneca Falls, NY
President Barack Obama waves to a crowd on onlookers as he exits the National Women's Rights Historic Park office on Fall Street in Seneca Falls on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Heather Pannucci.

It was an exciting day in the historic Town of Seneca Falls, NY on Thursday as the President of the United States stopped at the National Women's Rights Historic Park on his way to a speaking engagement at Henninger High School in Syracuse.

A crowd of over a thousand local residents and media gathered on Fall Street beginning shortly after 1:30 pm after the White House announced that President Barack Obama's itinerary for the afternoon would include a stop in Seneca Falls.



The President's motorcade arrived shortly after 3:30 pm and President Obama exited his bus and entered the National Park office building.

While inside, the President presented a signed copy of his remarks from the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

After about a half-hour he emerged, walked across Fall Street to the south side, shook a few hands, and got back on the bus known as "Ground Force One".

The motorcade then headed west through downtown and on to Syracuse.

President Obama will be spending the night in Auburn, NY after his engagement in Syracuse at 6:00 pm Thursday evening.

President Obama in Seneca Falls, NY
President Obama waves to the crowd upon arrival in Seneca Falls on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Anna M. Luisi.

President Obama in Seneca Falls, NY
President Obama waves to the crowd before departing Seneca Falls on Thursday. Photo by Heather Pannucci.

President Obama in Seneca Falls, NY
President Obama's motorcade heads through downtown Waterloo oen route to Seneca Falls on Thursday afternoon. The bus has been referred to as "Ground Force One". Photo by Darlene Duprey, Duprey Video Productions.

President Obama in Seneca Falls, NY
President Obama looks out the front window of his bus as he arrives in Seneca Falls. Photo by Howard Lainhart.

President Obama in Seneca Falls, NY
The Secret Service handed out lapel pins to these youngsters at Brady & Sons Insurance in downtown Seneca Falls prior to the arrival of President Obama's motorcade. Photo by Howard Lainhart.

President Obama in Seneca Falls, NY
All activity, and traffic, came to a halt when the President rolled through... even hair cuts. Photo by Penny Lincoln.

President Obama in Seneca Falls, NY
President Obama heads back to the bus in Seneca Falls on Thursday. Photo by Anna M. Luisi.

- Click here for a video from the official White House Instagram account of the POTUS in Seneca Falls

- Click here for more photos vis Twitter

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Click here for more photos of Thursday's event courtesy of Greg Cotterill and FL News Radio

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