On June 27, 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a speech at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds. Afterward, he joined Sen. Margaret Chase Smith at her home in Skowhegan for a picnic on her lawn.
Smith set up a lobster and clambake for the press. Eisenhower, whose favorite foods included beef stew and prune whip, had been warned by his doctors not to eat lobster, so she arranged a steak barbecue for him. The president, according to the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan, seasoned and cooked his own steak before sitting down to eat with Smith and Gov. Edmund Muskie, who would later make his own run for the nation’s top office.
But who can come to Maine and resist succulent lobster meat dipped in warm butter?…
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