President Obama’s upstate tour continued this afternoon as he visited Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls.
According to the White House pool report, Obama’s motorcade drove from Rochester through occasional heavy rain through Waterloo and then to Seneca Falls — which hosted the first Convention on Women’s Rights in 1848.
“A lot of the town was lining the streets to greet the motorcade, a few waving American flags. Motorcade passed a diner which had out front – pool presumes coincidentally – a pickup truck with a smiling Obama statue standing in the back,” the pool report said.
Obama presented the women’s center a copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 and a copy of the remarks he made during the signing ceremony, according to the pool report.
Seneca Falls, of course, has another distinction: It is believed to be the likely inspiration for Bedford Falls in Frank Capra’s holiday classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life.”