Pomona, CA --
The AFT is on
display at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds December 23-30. With
one year left to go on its historic trek, the foundation throws
a party for the crew.
is dressed as Santa. Head of security John Manning is too as he
arrives by helicopter and greets schoolchildren visiting the train.
In 1947, the
mayor of Los Angeles personally (and literally) threw the switch
welcoming the original Freedom Train into the city.
In 1975, the
switch is thrown the other way.
The mayor decides
the lofty $2 price of admission is too much to ask Los Angelenos
to pay to see things they could simply go to Washington and see
Though the American
Freedom Train spends considerable time in the LA area, it never
displays within the city limits of Los Angeles.
Photo: Lou Nelson.