From the June 1951 magazine.

Presented Key to City

On Friday, April 20, 1951 the delegates of the First Panel of the General Service Conference of AA arrived in New York City. Over seven and one half million people lined the streets to give a record Manhattan welcome. . .complete with ticker-tape, bands, Armed Forces, Police and Firemen escorts. . .normal business and traffic was at a standstill for hours while the natives shouted themselves hoarse. Another famous visitor in the city that day was General Douglas MacArthur.

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