Franklin Roosevelt at Balboa Stadium in 1935
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Photo by Harry (Jimmy) Erickson, 10/2/1935
On October 2, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a crowd in Balboa Stadium. In 1914 when he was Assistant Secretary of the Navy, he dedicated Cabrillo Bridge, which was built for the 1915 Exposition in Balboa Park, and made the inaugural automobile crossing along with the mayor of the city, Charles F. O'Neill. He returned in 1935, this time as President of the United States, to cross the bridge again for Balboa Park's second exposition in 1935. (Photo by Erickson)